Secretariat of the Pacific Community


Niue marine ecological surveys, 2016 and 2017

Niue is a small, remote, upraised island with limited reef development and no lagoon system. The eastern and southern coasts are exposed to swells driven by southeasterly trade winds, resulting in limited reef extension along these coasts. There is a marginally greater extension of reef...

Growing root crops on Atolls

The atoll countries of the Pacific Ocean, such as Kiribati, Tuvalu and Marshall Islands, are home to probably the most economically and environmentally vulnerable people on this earth. They currently face significant nutrition insecurity and their greatest challenge is to produce enough good-quality food for...

An overview of the market for Pacific Island coconut products and the ability of industries to respond

This market study was supported by the Coconut Industry Development for the Pacific (CIDP) project, a Euro 4 million (FJD 9.3 million) joint initiative of the European Union, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the Pacific Community (SPC).

Vulnerability of Pacific agriculture and forestry to climate change

This book identifies a range of potential response measures that could be implemented to significantly reduce exposure to climate related risks and enable the Pacific Community to better cope with emerging impacts.

An assessment of the costs and benefits of mining deep-sea minerals in the Pacific Island region

This report describes a preliminary economic (cost-benefit) analysis of deep-sea minerals (DSM) mining in the Pacific Island region.