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Assisting communities to become self-reliant and resilient

“While the rest of Nadi experienced two floods, our community experienced three as we are the lowest lying in the Nadi delta. The whole community was under water.” Waisea Naisoro assisted his neighbors in Saravi settlement, outskirt of Nadi, to move to houses on higher ground when severe floods hit more

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Assisting recovery by improving food security

“We are farmers. We clear the land and plant again when heavy rain knocks down our crops and vegetables. But it is more difficult now to manage it because rains are unpredictable and heavier.” Like Makarina Dreka, villagers in Vunayasi settlement in outskirts of Nadi, have been struggling to overcom more

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Chemical free farming paves the way to sustainability in Fiji

Five years ago farmers would have laughed had anyone said that farming without the use of chemicals was profitable. Now, many farmers on the island of Taveuni in Fiji are convinced it is possible to grow crops without chemical input, get good yields and earn a sustainable income. This has become cle more

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The rising sea, the changing tides in Kiribati

Boobu Tioram has dismantled and moved his house three times in the past nine years. It was either this, or watch his home get washed away by the Pacific Ocean. The two room home is made from a mismatched collection of pieces of corrugated iron and old wooden boards nailed together. Some walls have e more

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