It has often been said that nobody goes hungry in the Pacific, but is this true? Such assumptions are now being challenged by a number of indicators, suggesting real challenges around food security.
The Pacific Institute of Public Policy (PiPP) has released this discussion paper, which explores food security in the Pacific.
Research Associate, Ben Sims, says ‘with agricultural productivity in decline, a diabetes epidemic, and a risk of increasing urban hunger, food security is one of the Pacific's defining challenges. It is vital that the region builds on its strengths and traditions to cope with a growing population, urbanisation and climate change.’