Covid-19 Food Security - Anglican Missions

Covid-19 Food Security

For many of us, food is abundant and accessible.

For most Fijians, this is not the case. Along with the increased occurrence of adverse weather effects caused by climate change, Covid-19 has significantly exacerbated food scarcity in Fiji, as unemployment rates have sky-rocketed, and many people have returned to rural lands.

This project will improve the quantity and quality of food produced in local communities, particularly the communities who have suffered greatly as a result of Covid-19 related job losses.

Marks of Mission

Tend

Transform

As a tourism hot spot, Fiji has been significantly impacted by Covid-19.

Unemployment is at an all-time high, and many people are returning to rural communities to live a life of subsistence. As a result of this migration and the occurrence of adverse weather events, food security in many rural communities is worsening. This project will alleviate some pressure caused by Covid-19 and natural disasters by improving food security in Fiji’s most vulnerable communities.

Project outcomes.

The project will ultimately increase the availability and access to local produce particularly for those affected by Covid-19 and recent Tropical Cyclones. It will strengthen community systems of food security through sustainable farming training and provision of farming supplies. It will also review, refine and build-on the existing community garden project which was undertaken in 2020.

More than 500 people will directly benefit from having consistent access to nutritious produce. Many more will benefit from the long term advantages of sustainable food production.

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Covid-19 Food Security info card

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