New PACC Fiji Video: Vital Food

Climate change in Fiji is causing a large increase in the incidence and intensity of extreme rainfall – the ensuing floodwaters are simply overwhelming the current drainage systems in Fiji’s low-lying agricultural areas, and when the rivers and creeks are unable to drain excess water, crops are ruined, healthy local foods become scarce, the local economy is threatened, and the staple diet of the Fijian people is compromised.

Fiji's PACC pilot project aims to increase food security for local communities by demonstrating techniques that can ameliorate the effects of flooding, and even the flooding itself.