Fiji

Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific:

Fiji National Action Plan

The participatory creation of the National Action Plan during the Fiji Forum aims to provide tailor-made approaches in order to tackle specific in-country challenges and make use of opportunities at national level for agribusiness and value chain development.

The plan addresses four key themes:

1. NUTRITION: Reduction in NCDs and increased income from investments in local food crops and fisheries value chains development

  • Impact Aims: Increased household dietary diversity and production and sale of fresh and processed local food crops and fisheries
  • Key Innovations / Critical Success Factors: Multi-sectoral collaboration; Adequate funding for implementation; Coordination of government actions; Leadership of respective ministerial departments for agreed actions as identified in the national policy documents.

2. FINANCE – Making farmers bank ready and banks farmer ready

  • Impact Aims: New and innovative instruments that improve farmers/ SMEs access to finance and greater collaboration between commercial and development banks and donors
  • Key Innovations/ Critical Success Factors : ICT enabled financial services; blended finance; Collectives/networks/ aggregation of farmers/fisher folk and SMEs to leverage access to services (finance, extension) and reduce costs (e.g. inputs); cohesive public-private financing platforms for VC development

3. ICT – Robust Communication System for Growers / SMEs

  • Impact Aims: Farmers/SMEs adopt and apply ICTs to improve production, marketing, financial and business systems.
  • Key Innovations / Critical success factors: High mobile penetration; strengthening existing and introducing innovative apps strong ICT enabled farmer organisations (e.g. PIFON, FCLC) and SMEs; USP ICT unit and state of the art facility.

4. INSURANCE – Robust Insurance Package for Farmers

  • Impact Aims: Reduce losses after catastrophic event through adoption of a simple weather-based insurance product
  • Key Innovations/ Critical Success Factors: Bundled insurance product e.g. FAO supported parametric insurance product; ICT enabled databases for collection of premiums and processing claims; Sound banking and ICT (phone) infrastructure; Legal system in place; Database of farmers; Historical data that help to properly define weather events (FMS); Short distribution chain; Regional insurance

Each theme is addressed under the sections:

  • Action
  • Partners Involved
  • Stakeholder Targeted
  • Resources Required
  • Timeframe
  • Method of Verification

Download the Fiji National Action Plan here.

As part of the consultation process, interested parties are invited to provide feedback through joining the Fiji online discussion group or through the contact form here


 

Are you interested to know more about the Agriculture-Nutrition Nexus in Fiji? Read about the Fiji National Round table here: