In August 2016, a collaborative decision by members of the Fiji FSL Cluster resulted in the establishment of the FSL Technical Working Group and the development of a multi-agency recovery needs assessment for TC Winston impacted areas (for the four major Divisions) for the purposes of:
provide evidence based analysis of recovery needs in the food security and livelihoods sector
identifying specific groups and/or communities that are/maybe particularly vulnerable
The Republic of the Marshall Islands has ratified an international treaty which enables the country to access a global gene pool of more than 1.6 million plants that belong to the most important food crops.
The Pacific Island nation has become the 132nd Contracting Party to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture through support from the treaty Secretariat, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).