The discussion paper raises several issues, including the need to improve and advocate using traditional techniques to reduce the dependency on governments and NGOs in times of natural disaster.
Agricultural productivity has declined in previous decades highlighting a growing concern. Compared to the rest of the developing world, Pacific agricultural productivity is performing poorly. Investing in agriculture and fisheries can help the region as it struggles to feed its growing population.
Food security is not only about agricultural production. People’s diets are changing and they are consuming more imported food, resulting in major health challenges and a vulnerability to increasing global food prices.
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