Category - Pacific human development

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Giant African Snails: devastating gardens and livelihoods in Solomon Islands

Giant African Snails (GAS; Achtatina fulica), are a huge, but largely ignored, development issue in Solomon Islands. Native to Africa, these invasive snails are voracious eaters with an extremely high reproductive capacity – producing some 1800 eggs annually throughout their 3-5 year lifespan – and...

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“Men have no idea what we go through”: ending violence against women in the Pacific Islands

Have efforts to improve the policing of violence against women, in Pacific Island societies, increased women’s safety? Between 2015 and 2016 I conducted field research on precisely this question, in Fiji, Bougainville and New Caledonia. At the conclusion of one meeting with a group of women in Fiji...

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APPS call for papers: the Pacific islands in the twenty-first century

Since the turn of the century, Pacific island countries have been in the global spotlight like never before. Greater assertiveness, evident in global discussions around climate change as well as in relations with traditional allies like Australia and New Zealand, has been driven both by national...