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

Effective decision-making requires real-time, integrated, and localized information to facilitate a comprehensive analysis of problems. The challenge for decision-makers is to access advanced and user-friendly data management tools at an affordable price.
Fiji - Palau - Papua New Guinea - Tonga
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Impacts of COVID-19 on the food systems of Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) and responses

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cities have been lockdown, businesses have been closed, travel and gathering have been banned, and supply chains have been disrupted. The pandemic is upending economies and daily life everywhere, including the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS). In the selected PSIDs, Fiji is the only...
Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Tuvalu - Vanuatu
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood Programme for Pacific Island Countries: National Capacity Building for Strategic Project Identification and Design.

The considerable food price rise and financial crises and already felt climate change effects on Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have highlighted food security and livelihoods vulnerability and fragility in the region. With many mainly very small islands dispersed in a vast ocean, the challenges for individual countries to address their...
Fiji - Papua New Guinea - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Trinidad and Tobago - Tunisia - Turkey - Turkmenistan - Tuvalu - Vanuatu
2012 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Manual
Building resilience to climate change

root crop and fishery production
This Food Security Toolkit, designed specifically for Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), aims to improve Pacific Islanders’ ability to produce and access safe and nutritious foods that meet their dietary and cultural needs. Targeting food security in the Pacific region is a critical action in the face of climate...
Cook Islands - Fiji - Kiribati - Marshall Islands - Micronesia (Federated States of) - Nauru - Niue - Palau - Papua New Guinea - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Tuvalu - Vanuatu
2010

Case study
Agriculture for Growth: learning from experience in the Pacific

Summary results of five country studies in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu
This study has adopted an empirical approach using case study research to gather evidence to better inform policy processes is the Pacific region. It aims to distill the lessons from experience, looking for critical factors of success and any context specific issues which may influence the way that different communities...
Fiji - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Vanuatu
2010 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Guidelines
Pacific Food Security Toolkit Building Resilience To Climate Change Root Crop And Fishery Production

This Food Security Toolkit, designed specifically for Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), aims to improve Pacific Islanders’ ability to produce and access safe and nutritious foods that meet their dietary and cultural needs. Targeting food security in the Pacific region is a critical action in the face of climate...
Cook Islands - Fiji - Niue - Papua New Guinea - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Tuvalu - Vanuatu
2010

Report
Organic agriculture and fair trade in Pacific island countries

The increased demand for high quality products in export markets, coupled with Pacific Island Countries (PICs) national desire to protect the environment, biodiversity and family farming structures, lead to assume that organic agriculture could offer good prospects for PICs development. Besides market opportunities, organic agriculture could increase PICs food self-reliance...
Cook Islands - Fiji - Kiribati - Papua New Guinea - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Vanuatu
2009 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Climate Change And Food Security In The Pacific

This brief has been prepared for the UN Convention on Climate Change meeting in Copenhagen, December 2009, to raise awareness of the imminent impacts of climate change on food security in Pacific island countries and territories and to urge participants to consider the importance of mainstreaming food security in climate-related...
Cook Islands - Fiji - Micronesia (Federated States of) - Niue - Papua New Guinea - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Tuvalu - Vanuatu
2009

Report
Organic Agriculture And Fair Trade In Pacific Island Countries

The increased demand for high quality products in export markets, coupled with Pacific Island Countries (PICs) national desire to protect the environment, biodiversity and family farming structures, lead to assume that organic agriculture could offer good prospects for PICs development. Besides market opportunities, organic agriculture could increase PICs food self-reliance...
Cook Islands - Fiji - Kiribati - Niue - Papua New Guinea - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tonga - Vanuatu
2009
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