Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands is culturally diverse with 75 language groups spread over 992 mountainous islands and coral atolls covering approximately 28,000 km. Around 85% of the approximately 625,000 Solomon Islanders depend on subsistence and local market farming for their food and nutrition security. In the Solomon Islands the agricultural sector is the most important sector for the economy, it accounts for approximately 16% of the GDP. In the Solomon Islands, 33% of children under the age of 5 years are malnourished, and nearly half are anaemic. Some 93.6% of islanders consumed less than the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables.

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Partnership among CTA/IFAD/PIFON and Pacific Island Producer/Agricultural Support Organisations Strengthened to roll out Value Chain Capacity Building Activities in six Pacific Island Countries

Seven Pacific agricultural and agribusiness experts met with CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) and PIFON (Pacific Island

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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 Solomon Islands 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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