The new report Climate change and Pacific Island Food Systems outlines the most pressing issues facing this region, using vivid infographics and photos to illustrate temperature and rainfall extremes; sea level rise; impacts on food crops, fisheries and aquaculture, and food and nutrition. The report sheds light on the major threats facing the region’s food security, but also highlights potential opportunities to be gained under climate change.
To tackle uncertain futures, innovative approaches are needed to envision how different changes may play out on the ground. The booklet illustrates four contrasting scenarios that tell the story of four different development pathways, which will ultimately prove useful for developing and testing plans and strategies. The scenarios were developed by policy makers, researchers, civil society and businesspeople from the region, working together through a process facilitated by a team from Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute.
About the report
The report is published by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Pacific Community (SPC), WorldFish and The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), based on an ongoing research initiative in the region. The scenarios process was by a team from Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute. This work was funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).