Impact of Climate Change on Food Security and Biosecurity of Crop Production System

Climate change is impacting on food security and biosecurity in the Pacific region by degradation offood production areas (sea level rise, salinity, drought), devastation caused by extreme weatherevents (cyclones, flooding) and impacts on recovery time such as replacement of lost cropgermplasm and the need to import food substitutes. The aim of this project was to identify the keyimpacts of climate change on the unique cropping systems in four small Pacific nations (Tonga,Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tuvalu). Information was collected by the development of a questionnairewhich was completed by Senior Agricultural Administrators, Biosecurity/Quarantine scientists,agricultural research and extension officers and farmers. Personal interviews, field trips andinformation sessions were also held in each country. 

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