SIDS Solutions Platform

Publications

Gender, women and youth: Implications for innovation and digitalization 

2021, 34 p.

The paper assesses the involvement of women and youth in agri-food systems in the Pacific SIDS and their capacity to adopt and devise digital and non-digital innovations. It identifies challenges  and  gaps and discusses ongoing and potential solutions for empowering women and youth.


Poverty, malnutrition and food security in Pacific Small Island Developing States

202, 68 p.

The paper summarizes the current status of poverty, malnutrition and food security in Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The analysis paints an uncertain but discouraging picture of poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity in the region. The triple burden of malnutrition in Pacific SIDS has dire social and economic consequences. It is essential that statistics for Pacific SIDS continue to improve to ensure that accurate baselines can be established to underpin the monitoring and evaluation of progress in Pacific SIDS against national policies and strategies and the SDGs. There are numerous opportunities for innovation and digitisation of Pacific food systems.


Overview of the challenges and opportunities associated with innovation and digitalization in Pacific Small Islands Developing States

2021, 28 p.

This desk review identifies the current challenges and opportunities associated with innovation and digitalization in Pacific SIDS with emphases on replication aimed at accelerating the achievement of the SDGs related to agriculture, food, nutrition, health and the environment.


Overview of existing knowledge exchange platforms in Pacific Small Island Developing States

2021, 18 p.

This desk review provides an overview of the existing knowledge exchange platforms in SIDS, with a particular emphasis on identifying the gaps that the proposed FAO platform will fill as a complementary platform. This review is limited to the identification of existing knowledge exchange platforms promoting innovation and digitalization within the context of agriculture, food, nutrition, health and the environment.


Kiribati food security profile

2021, 4 p.

This brochure summarizes data on food consumption, demography and food prices in Kiribati.


Marshall Islands food security profile

2021, 4 p.

This brochure summarizes data on food consumption, demography and food prices in Marshall Islands.


Samoa Food Security Profile

2019, 4 p.

This brochure summarizes data on food consumption, demography and food prices in Samoa.


Solomon Islands food security profile

2020, 4 p.

Succinct data on food consumption, health and lifestyle for the Solomon Islands is presented in this publication.


Tonga Food Security Profile

2019, 4 p.

This brochure summarizes data on food consumption, demography and food prices in Tonga.


Tuvalu Food Security Profile

2020, 4 p.

This brochure summarizes data on food consumption, demography and food prices in Tuvalu.


Food consumption in Solomon Islands: Based on the analysis of the 2012/13 Household Income and Expenditure survey

2021, 80 p.

Based on the analysis of the food data collected in the 2012/13 HIES around one person out of 10 was undernourished in Solomon Islands.


Food security and food consumption in Samoa based on the analysis of the 2018 Household Income and Expenditure Survey

2020, 82 p.

This report is one of the outputs of the Technical Cooperation Programme project (TCP/SAP/3705).It is aimed at strengthening the capacity of Pacific island countries to monitor SDG Target 2.1.


Improving Livelihoods through sustainable nearshore fisheries in the PacificFiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

2020, 6 p.

The specific outcomes of FAO activities to improve livelihoods, cooperatives, FADs and safety are summarized.


Pacific Nutrient Database (PNDB) User Guide

2020, 26 p.

The PNDB is designed to facilitate the use of data, primarily derived from Household Income and Expenditure Surveys, to conduct poverty, nutrition and food security oriented analysis in the Pacific region. 


Country Gender Assessment of Agriculture and the Rural Sector in Vanuatu

2020, 80 p.

Published jointly with SPC, this report examines how gender issues interact with social, economic and environmental development in Vanuatu.


Country gender assessment of agriculture and the rural sector in Tonga


2019, 80 p.

The assessment seeks to identify gender inequalities in access to critical productive resources, assets, services and opportunities.


Country gender assessment of agriculture and the rural sector in Samoa

2019, 68 p.

The Assessment seeks to identify gender inequalities in access to critical productive resources, assets, services and opportunities. 


Country Gender Assessment of Agriculture and the Rural Sector in Solomon Islands

2019, 60 p.

The assessment looks at the priorities, needs and constraints of both women and men in agricultural and rural communities, and the gaps that exist in responding to these issues.


Country Gender Assessment of Agriculture and the Rural Sector in Fiji

2019, 74 p.

This FAO-SPC Country Gender Assessment of ARD in Fiji has identified gaps between women and men in access to information, quality of livelihoods and opportunities to benefit from development outcomes.


The role of diets and food systems in the prevention of obesity and non-communicable diseases in Fiji

2021, 160 p.

The aim of this report is to provide evidence and information to facilitate and enhance policy dialogue in various forums, to produce recommendations and a roadmap for policy change to prevent overweight, obesity and NCDs in Fiji. 


Stocktake analysis of the agriculture sector in Solomon Islands. Final Report

2020, 132 p.

The stocktake presented here is based on a comprehensive desk review and consultations undertaken in July and August 2019 with key agriculture sector stakeholders in Honiara and two provinces (Guadalcanal and Western Province).


The FAO-Thiaroye Processing Technique (FTT). Guidance for building and using the FTT for smoking fish Based on experience from adapting it to the context of the Federated States of Micronesia

2021, 79 p.

The FAO-Thiaroye Processing Technique (FTT), popularly used in many African countries for producing smoked fish, was successfully introduced to fish processers in Sri Lanka and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in 2016 and 2018, respectively. The introduction of the FTT across different social, cultural, environmental and economic contexts required adaptation. 


Pacific Strategic Plan for Agricultural and Fisheries Statistics: Strengthening the evidence base for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

2018, 44 p.

This Strategic Plan provides a mechanism through which Pacific users and producers of agricultural statistics can define their priorities and establish a common vision for the development of sustainable agricultural statistics systems.