SIDS Solutions Platform

The SIDS Solutions Platform aims to bring together the knowledge, make it more accessible, and create a space for knowledge exchange and transfer. Here we aim to share and learn through participation. Join the discussions. Share your innovations.
Digitalization and innovation - an important way forward for SIDS on the road to 2030

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) need to achieve sustainable development in the face of significant long-term and rapid on-set changes that they increasingly face. The impact of COVID-19 has magnified these challenges in many SIDS countries around the world.

Digital technologies are transforming agri-food systems. While this is an important development everywhere, it is of great importance to remote areas such as SIDS. The expansion of mobile technologies, remote-sensing services and distributed computing are already improving smallholders’ access to information, inputs and markets, increasing production and productivity, streamlining supply chains and reducing operational costs. 

Robotics, together with artificial intelligence (AI), are examples of how digital innovation support farmers in the management of herds and crops. Digital innovation holds the potential to unlock employment opportunities, bridge the rural divide and empower youth and women to access information, technology and markets.

Sharing these rapidly evolving digital innovations will accelerate progress toward achieving the SDGs in SIDS. The SIDS Solutions platform will help to incubate, promote, scale up and replicate locally grown ideas to accelerate the achievement of agriculture, food, nutrition, environment and health.

Locally-grown SIDS Solutions
Long Distance Vanilla – Samoa

Passionate organic vanilla producer, Shelly Burich from Samoa shows how online technology helped her business recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

My Kana - Fiji

Designed and developed in Fiji, My Kana is a mobile app that promotes healthy living by calculating the nutritional make-up of food eaten and recorded by the user.

Samoa Women’s Association of Growers (SWAG) - Samoa

The Samoa Women’s Association of Growers (SWAG) is a grassroots organization helping Samoan women growers and farmers to network, learn, and socialize in an environment that is open and supportive.

SISSTEM - ARUBA

To solve pressing challenges for Small Island States, the University of Aruba, located in the Caribbean, aims to nurture the next generation of innovators, educators, researchers and leaders.

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Education

SISSTEM-Sustainable Island Solutions through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Aruba)

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Farming information

Pest management (Fiji)

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E-commerce/supply chains

Cyber food (Fiji)

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Food processing

Improving local value chains (Samoa)

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E-commerce and supply chains:

Samoa Women's Association of Growers (SWAG)

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Agriculture

Protected cropping system (Fiji)

Health and nutrition: QR code contact tracing system (Cook Islands)
Health and nutrition

QR code contact tracing system (Cook Islands)

Food processing: Processing centres (Fiji)
Food processing

Processing centres (Fiji)

E-commerce/supply chains: Smallholders adapting (Cook Islands)
E-commerce/supply chains

Smallholders adapting (Cook Islands)

Agriculture/e-commerce: Sustainable farming (Fiji)
Agriculture/e-commerce

Sustainable farming (Fiji)

Agriculture: Taro breeding (Fiji)
Agriculture

Taro breeding (Fiji)

Agriculture: Transforming agricultural value chains (Cook Islands)
Agriculture

Transforming agricultural value chains (Cook Islands) 

Farming information: Plant doctor (Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga)
Farming information

Plant doctor (Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga) 

Agriculture: Pacific Online Organic Policy Tool Kit
Agriculture

Pacific Online Organic Policy Tool Kit

Agriculture, content and tools (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands)
Farming information

Plant health clinics (Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga) – Pacific Community

Data collection: Real-time data platform (Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga)
Data collection

Real-time data platform (Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga)

E-commerce and supply chains: Long distance vanilla (Samoa)
E-commerce and supply chains

Long distance vanilla (Samoa) 

Health and nutrition: Friendly food consumption app (Fiji)
Health and nutrition

Friendly food consumption app (Fiji)

Hot air dryer (Solomon Islands)
Food processing

Hot air dryer (Solomon Islands) 

Agriculture, content and tools (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands)
Farming information

Agriculture, content and tools (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands)