Topic

Food

  • Bill to end Palau’s 26-year fishing ban on endangered species faces pushback

    February 13, 2020

    A fisheries scientist warns that a move to lift a 26-year ban and allow fishing of an endangered fish species for personal use lacks controls with loopholes that could lead to it being overfished and exported illegally to Asian markets, where the Napoleon Wrasse is a delicacy. It is the most expensive reef fish in […]

  • Support for nature-based solutions

    December 17, 2019

    NATURE-BASED solution is Solomon Islands’ best mitigation and adaptation approach towards addressing the effects of climate change. The concept encourages rural communities to revive traditional means and methods such as planting of trees and building seawalls using rocks. Lord Howe Settlement located in the capital Honiara, is a lot safer from storm surges and sea level […]

  • Hope for a better tomorrow

    December 17, 2019

    LIVING in an informal settlement comes with sacrifice, patience and dreams of a better future. Day in and day out is always a challenge when it comes to basic services like water and sanitation as well as simple hygiene practices. External shock and stresses due to adaptation deficit in urban infrastructure, housing and service provision are […]

  • Commonwealth enters new partnership to enhance climate action in Pacific

    November 13, 2019

    The Commonwealth has entered into an innovative partnership with a UN agency to enhance climate action and disaster preparedness via satellite earth observation. The partnership will support some small island developing states in the Commonwealth, namely Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, with access to vital satellite-based tools and information on disaster and climate risks to […]

  • New diplomat to UN wants more Pacific say over ocean resources

    November 11, 2019

    Solomon Islands’ incoming representative to the United Nations wants to ensure Pacific countries gain control over their ocean resources. Transform Aqorau, who was the original chief executive of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, helped turn the group of Pacific Island nations into a force to be reckoned with in the international tuna trade. In […]

  • Reports on gender participation in agriculture launched

    October 3, 2019

    Reports on country gender assessments of agriculture and the rural sector for Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu have been launched in Samoa. The reports were compiled by the Pacific Community(SPC) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and strives to improve understanding of gender perspectives of agriculture and […]

  • Fiji’s food security and quality suceptible to climate change

    June 29, 2019

    Fiji’s food security and its quality’s susceptibility to climate change was highlighted during a side event of the 41st Session FAO Conference in Rome, Italy. While speaking on Fiji’s experience regarding obesity, climate change and the availability of food, Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, Waterways and Environment Dr. Mahendra Reddy highlighted that complex […]

  • Papua New Guinea: The Journey to Resilient Cocoa Clones

    August 2, 2018

    By Yombi Kep. Post Courier, Papua New Guinea As I carefully walked down the steep, newly cleared mountain slope, I took in the thick majestic rainforest laid before me. The sight reminded me of my village, away from the skyscrapers and the noise of the city. My eyes took in the vast expanse. Arriving at […]

  • New Coconut Planting Method

    September 28, 2017

    By: Heather Maraki, Television Blong Vanuatu. The Vanuatu Government is currently working on a National Coconut Strategy to revive the coconut industry of Vanuatu, due to the effects of climate change and cyclones growing increasingly stronger.

  • The Island Way of Addressing Climate Change

    July 26, 2017

    By: Quintina Naime, LoopPNG The people of Mbuke Island in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea are making progress through adaption and mitigation efforts to address climate change. The Mbuke islanders have silently suffered the long term effects of climate change, caused by global warming, for over five decades now. With a population of 420, the […]