In follow up to the new IFAD approach to support for Small Island Developping States this week the IFAD Executive Board gave the go ahead to financing for a new project to work with young people through established producer groups in the Cook Islands, the Marshall Islands and Niue. The project builds on the Pacific Strategy for Youth in Agriculture prepared by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community for its member states. It will be will be implemented by the SPC in collaboration with the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community and the Pacific Islands Farmer Organisations Network.
IFAD financing for the project is approximately USD 1 million to be utilised over a three year period. The project will focus on building the capacity of young women and men farmers to adapt their production systems for greater productivity and resilience in future in the face of climate change.
The project entitled Capacity Building for Resilience to Climate Change in the Pacific tdescription can be found in the report of the IFAD President to the Executive Board, here on the IFAD website.