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Data collection for the Pacific discussed


This week, the Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO), Pacific Community (SPC) and representatives from Pacific Island Countries (PICS) will attend a regional workshop in Nadi to raise awareness on SDG Target 2.1 monitoring.

The aim of SDG 2.1. is to end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round by 2030.

The workshop, which will take place in Nadi this week, will enable participants to have a better assessment on where PICs stand in terms of data collection and survey implementation.

FAO in collaboration with SPC are currently developing a two-year technical project to strengthen national capacities of PICs to monitor SDG Target 2.1 using information collected from national household surveys.

FAO Statistician Rasmiyya Aliyeva said. “Based on latest 2015 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) conducted in Tonga, prevalence of undernourishment is less than five per cent. Solomon Islands however has a high rate of 14% of prevalence of undernourishment according to 2013 HIES”. 

Representatives from Tonga Department of Statistics and Samoa Bureau of Statistics will report on findings based on their respective household surveys.

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