Food Security

Women vital in agriculture: APEC

The APEC economies have been urged to work together to waver the challenges and create opportunities for women participation in sustainable agriculture and fisheries for food security and revenue generation.

PNG delegate and Chief Livestock Advisor with the Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Regina Nukundj, said women in agriculture and fisheries play an important role in supporting their households and communities.

Fisheries and Agricultural Sector to Receive Top$26 Million from World Bank

It is part of the national development plan of the agricultural and fisheries sectors.

Speaking in a Radio and Televised program, Minister of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries Hon. Semisi Fakahau said, this is part of the development plan of both sectors for next year.

Tonga has submitted their plans to the World Bank with the purpose to ensure food security in Tonga in agriculture and fisheries.

World Bank was assisting Tonga in writing our proposals for the development plan.

Framework to assist in assessment of snails on food security

This was discussed during a workshop on ‘Food Security and Bio-Security in Melanesia’,  organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) at the Laucala campus in Suva on 5 April, 2016.

The workshop looked at land snails as pest agents, including biosecurity risks and disease transfer, and how introduced species leads to the decline in self-sufficiency and healthy food production. The potential for using edible native snails and their sustainable use was also discussed.