THERE is nothing Rama can do but watch as saltwater slowly creeps up his six and a half-acre sugarcane farm in Varavu, coastal Ba. The 68-year-old said the last time he harvested cane of any real value was three years ago. Every time the tide pulls in, Rama says, another few precious millimetres of what […]
The Department of Fisheries’ aquaculture centre at Tagabe in Port Vila made one of its best harvests of fresh water prawns last year and earned nearly Vt200,000 from the four months stock. Aquaculture Officer, Andrew William, said their first harvest at the trial centre was in 2011, but last year was one of the best […]
The Department of Fisheries through its culture of tilapia and fresh water prawns is reaching out to more farmers in the country to make use of the program for both food security and income generating purposes. Andrew William, Aquaculture Officer of the department of Fisheries says the main reason for the culture of tilapia and […]
Vetiver, a deeply rooted grass with tall stems and long thin leaves is considered very effective in controlling coastal erosion in Vanuatu. The Department of Agriculture (DoA), through the Vanuatu Coastal Adaptation Project (VCAP), is introducing vetiver grass to communities to prevent soil erosion from upper land polluting polluting marine lives. Many villages at the […]
Sweet potato is a stable food for over 70 percent of the Vanuatu population, most from rural areas – where they depend on traditional agriculture to provide for their dietary needs and income. According to the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, root crops such as yam, taro, manioc, sweet potato are fundamental to the diet […]
Rebuilding lives was a challenge for the cyclone-prone country where people rely on their coast and land for livelihoods. Crops and fish stock may takes years to recover.
Adaptation is the only option for Vanuatu to tackle climate change impacts on its agriculture and fisheries sectors.
Vanuatu has joined other 192 countries in the world to find solutions to slowdown the impact of climate change through different conventions and treaties that were signed in decades ago and recently, for the develop countries to adopt the requirements of the treaties and look at ways were the low lying islands in the pacific […]
Improving climate change reporting and collaboration between science and the media was the main focus of a workshop held yesterday in Port Vila. Twenty journalists from various media organizations including students from the Media School at the Vanuatu Institute of Technology are attending this professional climate change training in Vanuatu. The Internews Earth Journalism Network […]
It is expected that the Government will officially establish a Department for Climate Change in 2018. This is according to the Director of Meteorological Services and Geo-hazards, David Gibson, when he opened a three-day training workshop on Climate Change for Vanuatu journalists at the department’s conference room in Port Vila Tuesday. Climate change is currently […]