Global Soil Partnership

Pacific Soil Partnership

The Pacific Soil Partnership (PaSP) was established in October 2014 and it is hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC). Acknowledging that region's soils are diverse and vulnerable, joint activities based on resource and information sharing are key to increase local food production and food quality, achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation, control land degradation and improve environmental management. In this framework, national needs and priorities are translated into regional actions through the PaSP implementation plan, which is under development and will be revised at the yearly PaSP plenary meetings.

List of countries

Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

See the list of GSP national focal points, appointed by national governments to represent each country and coordinate the communication between the GSP Secretariat and national competent ministries and institutions.


Chair: Mr. Peter Wilson (Australia)

Vice-Chair: Mr. Siosiua Halavatau (Fiji)

Regional facilitator: Ms. Lucrezia Caon (GSP Secretariat)

Five working groups were established for the five GSP pillars of action and are chaired as follows:

Pillar 1 Chair: Mr. John Oakeshott acting (Fiji)

  Pillar 2 Chair: Mr. Nacanieli Tuivavalagi (Federated States of Micronesia)

  Pillar 3 Chair: Mr. Viliamu Iese (Tuvalu) and Mr. Akkinapally Ramakrishna (Papua New Guinea)

Pillar 4 Chair: Mr. David Medyckyi-Scott (New Zealand)

Pillar 5 Chair: Mr. Rob de Hayr and Mr. Peter Wilson (Australia)

Recent events of the Pacific Soil Partnership

Annual meetings


2022 Virtual

Extraordinary session of the Pacific Soil Partnership meeting, 4 August, online 

Details of the event Agenda | Presentations | Report | Extraordinary session: Recordings

2022 Virtual

Fifth Pacific Soil Partnership plenary meeting, 12 - 13 April, online and extraordinary session of 4 August 2022 (see above)

Details of the event Agenda | Presentations | ReportRecordings: 1st day and 2nd day | Extraordinary session: Recordings

2019 Brisbane

Fourth Pacific Soil Partnership plenary meeting, 21 - 23 May, Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane communiqué

2016 Queenstown

Third Pacific Soil Partnership plenary meeting, 12 December 2016, Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown communiqué

2016 Nadi

Second Pacific Soil Partnership plenary meeting, 18 -19 April 2016, Nadi, Fiji

Nadi communiqué

2014 Suva

First Pacific Soil Partnership plenary meeting, 13 October 2014, Suva, Fiji

Details of the eventSuva communiquéAgenda | Evening programme | Presentations | List of participants