Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community

About Us

The Pacific Islands are home to a wide range of societies and cultures from which have evolved diverse social structures and values. There are, however, some commonly held values including the importance of land. The people of the Pacific acknowledge land as their lifeblood and have a spiritual relationship with it that often includes recognition of many intangible values. The extended family and village, and the obligations and benefits that arise from these networks, are also a key feature of Pacific life. Family and community relationships are strengthened by a communal approach to work and life. ...Read More


ha of Organic Certified land in 10 Pacific Island countries


producers guaranteed under PGS


growers certified under third-party


Hazelman elected to key roles...

December 22, 2021

Stephen Hazelman, Organic Extension Systems Officer with the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) initiative of the Land Resources... Read More

Celebrating new POETCom members!

December 21, 2021

POETCom is a membership organisation that seeks to serve its affiliates to the greatest extent possible. POETCom has three affiliate... Read More

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5th Pacific Organic and Ethical...

November 16, 2021

WHEN: 17-19 November – from  3 pm to 6 pm FJ Time WHERE: Virtual on Zoom HOW: Click on Zoom link below... Read More

Inter-Continental Network of Organic Farmers...

September 16, 2021

WHEN: Part One: 22 September 2021 – from 2 pm to 4.30 pm FJ Time Part Two: 13 October 2021–... Read More

Oceania Pasifika Organic Food Systems...

June 7, 2021

Oceania Pasifika Organic Food Systems Dialogue: Uniting the Oceania Pasifika Organic Voices through the Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers Organisations... Read More

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