Climate Change and Agriculture in Tonga


The following activities are being supported under the USAID Climate Change and Food Security Project in Tonga:

Climate change adaptation project

Tonga 2The project aimed to evaluate and implement innovative techniques and management approaches to increasing the climate change resilience of terrestrial food production systems for communities in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. It did so by introducing integrated agricultural production systems after conducting climate resilience assessments of existing systems at selected sites. Activities were supported by improved land-system data and analysis tools such as vegetation and land use mapping and the application of GIS.


Further information can be found in the following:

Technical assistance with mainstreaming of climate change and improving adaptation strategies

The project aimed to build national capacity to utilise GIS tools and techniques to help identify key areas of food supply vulnerability, and monitor vegetation and land cover change over time.

Further information can be found in the following technical and meeting reports:

Training and Capacity Building

Trainings and Capacity building activities were also provided to facilitate the development of national and community agriculture sector climate change adaptation response strategies in the recipient countries and other PICTs.

As part of the USAID Food Security project, the trainings below were delivered in Tonga:


Follow the Building Resilience in Tongan Communities link to view the short documentary.