Published February 2024
Both water and agriculture in the Pacific region have had substantial aid investments over the last decade. However, only a small fraction of these have been directed towards water problems. This fraction focuses narrowly on individual countries and specified water problems such as providing rural sanitation infrastructure. Funds are not yet addressing the interconnected challenges of water scarcity, food insecurity and increasing climate impacts. This presents an opportunity for development partners to understand PICs needs and incorporate these into programming to address these challenges.
AWP commissioned this research to explore opportunities for designing interventions concerning water and food security in an integrative way across the diversity of policy and socio-ecological contexts of the Pacific Islands region.
Read the summary report: Water and Food Security in the Pacific
This publication is a summary of several reports which are available in full below:
- Report 1 – Policy review: The water-agriculture nexus in Pacific Island Countries’ national policies and strategies
- Report 2 – Briefing paper: Water–food nexus in Pacific Islands countries
- Report 3 – Briefing paper: Gender and social inclusion in the Pacific water–food nexus
- Report 4 – Briefing paper: Water for food in Pacific atolls