Effects Of Food Security In The South Pacific

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Food Security in the South Pacific: An Annotated Bibliography
Silke Groeneweg

What are the effects of climate change and subsequent rising sea levels on food production and security of the inhabitants of islands in the South Pacific? In the past few decades, climate change has become a bigger concern for researchers and the public alike. For the inhabitants of small island nations in the South Pacific, there is no issue more pressing or potentially detrimental to their lives.
Scientists, policy makers, government officials and Pacific Islanders have all recognized the consequences of a warming climate and realize the need for action. Several organizations and researchers are dedicated to advocating for policy changes and creating programs that will help inhabitants of the South Pacific
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These sources illustrate that climate change affects all parts of day to day life in the South Pacific region with the most drastic changes being seen in the sectors of agriculture, fishing, nutrition, and health. [I believe that climate change has had profound negative effects on the food production and security of South Pacific Islands. In order to combat food security concerns, South Pacific governments will need to work towards the implementation of policies that will increase funding for research, empower the poor and disadvantaged through social programming, encourage investment in rural and urban communities, and enhance or expand agricultural production.] For there to be any real progress made towards securing food for all those who live in the South Pacific and making agricultural techniques sustainable in the rapidly changing climate, governments, citizens and the broader international community must work together to create clear and concise goals and execute these goals through strategic planning and effective

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