Climate Change & Agriculture in Fiji

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

Climate change adaptation project

The USAID project was 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. It did so by introducing integrated agricultural production systems after conducting vulnerability and adaptation assessments 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.

Pilot sites reflecting different agricultural ecosystems were established in six Fijian communities with a range of farming systems, namely, Korobebe, Nagado, Naboutini, Koroiyaca and Narokorokoyawa in the Sabeto catchment area, and Narikoso Village on Kadavu.

Further information can be found in the following:

Technical assistance with mainstreaming of climate change and improving adaptation strategies

In Fiji, the USAID Food Security project also aimed to build national capacity to utilize 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

Capacity building activities were also provided to facilitate the development of national and community agriculture related adaptation response strategies.

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

Follow the Sabeto USAID Climate Change Project link to view the short documentary.