Notice to All Importers

Notice to all Importers of Pesticides into the Cook Islands Kia Orana, As mandated by the Pesticides Act 1987, the Pesticides Board, will start registration of all pesticides imported into the Cook Islands by both commercial and non-commercial entities.  This process will take effect from 01 January 2021. Any person who wishes to import a […]

FAO Regional Food Safety

Ministry of Agriculture & FAO video pertaining to Food Safety. Thank you and Congratulations for our Director Crop Research – William Wigmore for completing this project.

World Food Day 21 October 2020

Celebrating World Food Day  – Grow, Nourish, Sustain.  Together.  Our Actions are our Future. Organised and hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Cook Islands celebrated World Food Day (WFD) today at Constitution Park in Avarua.  Constitution Park was a hive of activity with an array of displays, presentations and demonstrations by various agencies on the […]


PROTECTING PLANTS, PROTECTING LIFE PARURU’ANGA ITE AU RAKAU, PARURU ITE ORA’ANGA The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is an opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. Plants are […]

Temarama Anguna-Kamana: Growing the agriculture industry together

OPINION: Organic and sustainable farming systems are major components of growing and developing the agriculture industry, writes Temarama Anguna-Kamana. Two areas of focus of the new Agriculture Bill includes the collection of data or information on agriculture (crop, livestock) production; and ensuring an effective pest monitoring programme to better protect our country from invasive species. Like […]