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Fiji amongst 15 most exposed countries to climate change: Seruiratu

May 13, 2018 11:10 pm

Fiji has been identified amongst the 15 most exposed countries to natural hazards, this according to the 2014 United Nations World Risk Report.

Agriculture and National Disaster Management Minister, Inia Seruiratu says these natural disasters can have a major impact on our agriculture industry.

Seruiratu says in order to address this issue, the Agriculture Ministry and Food and Agriculture Organization is working together to ensure food security in the country.

“In the Paris Agreement under the climate change agenda, we have launched the Koronivia initiative. This is to address Agriculture particularly talking about climate smart and climate resilient agriculture because food security is very important.”

Seruiratu says food security is also vital for the economy, as the agricultural sector makes up a large portion of contribution to economic growth.

This was highlighted in Parliament today, when the Minister was questioned by Government MP Howard Politini on the signed Resilience Project Agreement with the Food and Agricultural Organization that will see the delivery of food security initiatives.