Climate Resilient Food Systems Alliance: Fiji Case Study
As a small island developing state (SIDS), Fiji lies on the front line of adverse climate change impacts and recognises that climate change is a major threat to the country, expecting to experience a multitude of interrelated climate risks which may lead to food insecurity, losses and damages and large-scale population displacement. As climate change worsens, Fiji is expected to be facing challenges like prolonged droughts, changes in the hydrological cycle resulting in intense floods, and extreme weather events, to rising sea levels and its resultant saltwater intrusion and loss of habitable land.
The Climate Resilient Food Systems (CRFS) Alliance initiated a set of country case studies to advance its work. The case studies provide proactive engagement with the countries while also providing opportunities for the alliance to gather lessons, challenges, opportunities and good practices in providing and coordinating support. The case studies and support thereof will draw upon existing national policies, frameworks, plans and strategies.
The case studies entail the following general set of steps:
- Identifying key issues related to climate-resilient food systems and possible actions to be implemented by the alliance;
- Designing and implementing activities, drawing upon existing activities from the members of the alliance and other stakeholders;
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning.
This case study on Fiji includes an analysis of the country’s agrifood system, a risk assessment, landscape of climate, agriculture, and food system policies, priority actions in climate and food systems, as well as needs and gaps for implementation.
Climate Resilient Food Systems (CRFS) Alliance