Kiribati

With a growing population of more than 100,000, scarce resources, and the devastating effect of climate change, Kiribati aims to strengthen the link between agricultural production and food and nutrition security. Food provision is mainly secured through subsistence agriculture and fishing. The main goods are copra, taro, breadfruit, sweet potatoes, bananas, screw-pine and papaya.
Inland and marine food sources in its 33 inhabited atoll islands need to be managed in a sustainable way to ensure sufficient support to each family now and for future generations.

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Opportunities to strengthen the gender dimension in a Pacific agriculture, nutrition and value chain development project

The majority of agricultural production systems are structured by gender roles and responsibilities, and as a consequence, any attempt to intervene in value chains will affect gender relations in some way. This will inevitably have wider consequences for value chain effectiveness and efficiency”. Gender justice is valuable in itself, but pursuing it can be what the World Bank calls “smart economics”.

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Join the Kiribati discussion group for the project **Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific Islands**.

This group, as well as the other country based groups created for the project, aims to support value chains actors in networking, knowledge exchange and interactive learning.

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