Call for Pacific cooperation to manage biosecurity risks and ensure a ‘Safe and Green’ Pacific

The joint statement for strengthened biosecurity was made at the Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry (PWAF) held 6 – 10 March in Nadi, Fiji at the side event Managing Agricultural Risks to enhance Pacific Agritrade funded by the European Union.

The 17th Pacific Games will take place in Honiara, Solomon Islands from November 19 – December 02 this year under the theme Safe and Green Games, which was launched by the Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare on March 03.

SPC helps strengthen biosecurity to protect Samoa from emerging pests and diseases

Areas covered in the training included biosecurity risk mitigation, pest/import risk assessment, emerging threats, and plant health surveillance, including sample collection, processing and submission for identification and authentication.