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Food and Nutrition Security in Solomon Islands

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Andersen, A. B.; Thilsted, S. H.; Schwarz, A. M.
Date: 2013
Agency: CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems, Penang, Malaysia
Series: Working Paper AAS-2013-06
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8785
Sector: Agriculture
Region: Pacific and Australia
Subject(s): food supply
coastal resources
Abstract: "This report is a literature review on Food and Nutrition Security in Solomon Islands, based on data from surveys conducted by Solomon Islands National Statistical Office, as well as from national and international organizations working in Solomon Islands. The purpose of the report is to present information outlining the current food and nutrition situation in Solomon Islands before implementation of the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS), led by WorldFish. The aim of the AAS program is to enhance production in natural freshwater and/or coastal ecosystems to improve household livelihood, including income and food security. This report summarizes national statistics and also focuses in more detail on a subset of provinces: Guadalcanal, Malaita and Western. In 2012, the AAS program was rolled out in Guadalcanal, Central and Malaita Provinces, designated the Central Hub. In 2013, roll out is beginning in the Western Hub (Western and Isabel Provinces). The priority province for the Central Hub has been identified as Malaita."

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