Climate Outlook Forum in Fiji focuses on food security issue-Xinhua

Climate Outlook Forum in Fiji focuses on food security issue

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-12-06 19:43:15

SUVA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The impact of climate change on agriculture took center stage at the 6th Climate Outlook Forum convened in here Fiji's capital Suva on Wednesday.

The forum focused on addressing pressing concerns related to food security, which is under threat from evolving weather conditions, according to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation's news website.

Fiji's Meteorological Services Deputy Secretary of Operations George Tavo said the agriculture sector confronts substantial challenges, and a decline in the economic contribution from agriculture is anticipated without proactive measures to mitigate the effects of climate change.

According to the Pacific Community, an international development organization in the Pacific region, climate change poses significant challenges to Pacific food systems by affecting staple crops, livestock, and fisheries. It's important to find ways to adapt to these changes and ensure food security for the region.