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FAO activities in SIDS

FAO enjoys a long history of partnership with SIDS, providing policy advice, analysis and technical assistance through its experts in agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and food security. SIDS need to achieve sustainable development in the face of significant long-term and rapid on-set changes that they are increasingly faced with. FAO supports the resilience of livelihoods through a special agro-ecological approach.

FAO’s field programme and normative work has generated valuable experience, knowledge and lessons that are helping SIDS to overcome their challenges. There is now a need to build regional and national systems able to sustain and multiply these benefits.

FAO’s support in the 2012-2013 biennium is estimated in more than US$ 40 000 000 in SIDS. Total support for the Caribbean region for that period is estimated in US$ 27 121 000, for the Pacific region in US$ 8 180 000 and for the AIMS region, in US$ 5 486 000.