Climate change projections internationally accepted as being reliable indicate that most countries in the Pacific region will suffer large-scale negative impacts from climate change. These impacts are likely to include elevated air and sea-surface temperatures, increasingly unpredictable rainfall patterns, rising sea levels, and intensification of extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones and El Niño-related droughts.
By: Swastika Singh
Date: September 21st 2016
Different varieties of dalo, yams, cassava and sweet potatoes are some of the climate change resilient crops.
Permanent Secretary for Agriculture Jitendra Singh says to achieve sustainable food security, land and water resources management has been identified as one of the priority areas.
The Review suggests the outlines of an
architecture for microfinance in Fiji in which the National
Centre for Small and Micro-Enterprise Development (NCSMED),
as envisioned by the Government of Fiji, is the primary
source of funding and technical assistance for microfinance
institutions. But to assure a sound financial sector
building approach to policy it is desirable that the Royal
Bank of Fiji also have substantial input. The Review also
This summary report is the culmination
of a comprehensive, more than a year-long, collaboration
between the World Bank, Fiji Department of Social Welfare
(DSW), Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics (FIBOS) and AusAID.
It reflects various activities undertaken under the work
program that was agreed upon with the Government of Fiji
(GOF), with financial support provided by AusAID under the
Externally Funded Output (EFO) agreement with the World
This note aims to build understanding of
the existing disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI)
tools in use in Fiji and to identify gaps where potential
engagement could further develop financial resilience. In
addition the note aims to encourage peer exchange of
regional knowledge, specifically by encouraging dialogue on
past experiences, lessons learned, optimal use of these
financial tools, and the effect they may have on the