News and Events

MALFFB Issued first machine under Subsidy

The Ministry of Agriculture Livestock Forestry Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB) has today issued the first machines and materials under the National Subsidy Initiative commonly known as the 70/30 and 60/40 subsidy.

21st of January 2021

PWA Brand Image Launched in Port Vila

Director General for MALFFB Moses Amos proudly pose with a copy of the 'National Smooth Transition Strategy' document, following its launch this morning by the Prime Minister Bob Loughman.

4th of December 2020

PWA Brand Image Launched in Port Vila

Minister for Agriculture Matai Seremaiah Nawalu today officially launched the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) Logo and theme at the Vanuatu National Convention Centre – the venue of the one-week regional event in Port Vila.

23rd of August 2017

Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Games Mascot Nasi visits MALFFB

Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Games Mascot Nasi visited various departments within the MALFFB.

17th of July 2017

Vanuatu Agritourism Festival 2016

Vanuatu hosted an Agritourism Festival from the 9th to the 11th of November at Tagabe Agricultural Station.

9th to 11th of November 2016

First offloading of fish for the Sino-Van Fish Processing Plant

Invitation to first offloading of fish for the Sino-Van Fish Processing Plant at the main wharf in Port Vila.

3rd of November 2016

International Day of Forests 2016

Forestry Day 2016 this year was a great success, and a special thanks to all sponsors and participants. Please check out the Forestry's Facebook page for more pictures.


21st of March 2016

Knowledge Management Workshop

Vanuatu's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC), is organising a knowledge management workshop for senior ministry staff, based on an approach developed for Vanuatu as the principal lead in the area of agricultural and forestry policy development.


When: 07 - 09 March, 2016 Where: Department of Forestry Conference Room, Port Vila Time: 8.30am - 6:30pm

Laefstock Policy and Yia blo Smol Laefstock mo Smol Holda Fama Launch

MALFFB is proud to present its Laefstock Policy and Yia blo Smol Laefstock mo Smol Holda Fama Launch at the Tagabe Agriculture Station. Please check out the Department blong Laefstock long Vanuatu Facebook Page for more information on the schedule of events to take place. YUMI GO!

26th of January 2016

Director General Howard Aru attends first Caribbean-Pacific Agrifood Forum

Director General for the Vanuatu Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Livestock & Bio-security, Howard Aru says representatives of the Pacific region invited to participate at the first Caribbean-Pacific Agrifood Forum this week in Bridgetown, Barbados in the Caribbean are here to link, to learn in order to be able to go back and help develop their region.


2nd to 6th of November 2015

MALFFB RRU deploys team to all provinces to conduct El-Nino impact assessments

The MALFFB's Risk and Resilience Unit (RRU) has deployed teams to all of Vanuatu's Provinces to conduct El-Nino impact assessments.

Assessors are trialling a mobile phone app 'KoboTool' that will be used to record assessment data and information.

27th of October 2015

MALLFB Farewells Emma Coll

The MALLFB Farewells Emma Coll - Agriculture Cluster Chair James Wasi thanking Emma for all her valuable contributions to FSAC, DARD and MALFFB over the past 12 months of her spell in Vanuatu.

27th of October 2015

Policy Bank Launch

On the 10th of September 2015 the MALFFB, in cooperation with SPC's Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is launching its first ever Agricultural Policy Bank. The Bank is essentially an e-agriculture library/tool and repository that will provide key agricultural sector in one location for easy access for all.

The policy bank will be linked with 14 other Pacific Nations to bring policy knowledge together into one place. This is part of the Ministry's recent effort to promote and elevate the sector by promoting knowledge, communication, and information to all stakeholders. Yumi Go! The policy bank can be accessed for online viewing below.


10th of September 2015

Food Security & Agriculture Response Cyclone PAM

Cyclone Pam is the most powerful cyclone to ever hit the Southern Pacific. On 13th March 2015, it strengthened to a Category 5 storm over the y-shaped chain of islands which make up Vanuatu. Vanuatu took multiple direct hits over the islands of Efate (where the capital Port Vila is situated), Erromango and Tanna Island. 270km/h winds were sustained near Efate and the Shepherd Islands. The storm also brought with it heavy rains and storm surges.

Shefa, Malampa and Tafea were the most heavily affected provinces although Pam affected an estimated 207,000 people on 26 islands, destroyed critical infrastructure, displaced thousands and severely affected food security and productive sectors including agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry and biosecurity. The Ministry has developed a medium and long term recovery and rehabilitation strategy available for online viewing below.


30th of June 2015

Launching of Vanuatu Agriculture Sector Policy

The Vanuatu Agriculture Sector Policy, the Directorate Building and the MALFFB Website were launched/opened recently.
26th of June 2015 from 9am to 2pm