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SPC works on sustainable development

Shayal Devi
Friday, June 27, 2014

THE Secretariat of the Pacific Community is working on an integrated business model to address issues surrounding sustainable resource management.

Land resources division communications officer Vinesh Prasad said SPC was working very hard to promote concepts on sustainable resource management development.

"This is where we want to promote integrated business models and we find agroforestry is one such sector where we have an integration of agriculture, fisheries, forestry and livestock, which are some of the primary resource development sectors," he said.

"This will help in sustainable development, climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation, food income and nutritional security for our people who have a lot of issues with non-communicable diseases."

He added benefits of the program would include fresh and healthier vegetables and fruits for the people.

"This will be an agroforestry model where you have fresh fruits, you have your own timber for housing shelter needs, own crops that are climate resilient and trees which can supplement our soil health.

"In the end, all these benefits will reduce fertiliser input so we are looking at a total farming concept."

According to Mr Prasad, organisations need to start looking at issues in a more holistic way.








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