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Urgent need to make greater finance to promote food security

February 18, 2018 11:29 pm

Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says there is an urgent need to make greater finance and sustainable development assistance available to promote food security in climate vulnerable nations.

Speaking at the World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi, Sayed-Khaiyum says in Fiji, they are increases in soil salinity in new areas and are relocating entire communities to escape the rising seas.

Sayed-Khaiyum says some of our low-lying Pacific Island neighbours face an even graver situation as the global rise in sea levels threatens their very existence.

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He says climate change presents an immediate threat to food production around the world, particularly in low-lying vulnerable nations.

Sayed-Khaiyum adds it is critical that they make more finance available to sustain production and protect the livelihoods of farmers round the world.

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