A US$7million project supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will benefit Kiribati’s rural islands Abemama, Beru, North Tabiteuea and Nonouti.
The signing of the Outer Island Food and Water Project took place at the International Conference for Small Island Developing States in Apia, Samoa, between Kiribati President, H.E Anote Tong and Hoonae Kim, Director of the Asia and Pacific Region, IFAD.
President Tong said, “This is a very important project for the people of Kiribati, the rural people in my country will definitely benefit and we look forward to concrete results”.
The project will improve rural livelihoods and strengthen people’s capacity to adapt to climate change by promoting activities for increasing household production of fruits, vegetables, poultry, root crops and tree crops, and to improve diets through the consumption of a higher proportion of calories and nutrients from local food crops. It will also implement ways to harvest rainwater to increase household water supply.
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