Nadi, 09 March - At the Pacific Week for Agriculture taking place in Fiji this week, IFAD delegates shared their organization’s vision and new strategy to work with Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
“Rural communities in the Pacific islands are on the frontline of climate change. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, so investments to help people adapt must accelerate,” said Satu Santala, IFAD Associate Vice-President. “Small-scale producers must build their resilience to shocks now, be it climatic or economic. Tomorrow will be too late.”
As per its new strategy for Small Island Developing States, IFAD aims to accelerate rural development to ensure small-scale producers are resilient to shocks, can grow their crops, access more nutritious and healthy foods, and earn an income by diversifying their livelihoods.
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