|Vanuatu Pilot Sites|
|Wednesday, 09 June 2010 17:08|
Three pilot sites have been selected to implement community-level climate change adaptation measures under the SPC/GTZ Regional Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (ACCPIR).
The sites were selected after the Vanuatu ACCPIR Steering Committee carried out an assessment of potential pilot sites. Concerned local communities and resource owners were consulted during this process.The three pilot sites selected are Pele Island (North Efate), Teouma community (South Efate), and Hasevaia community (South Santo). Activities to be piloted are included in Vanuatu’s National Adaptation Programme for Action, and include introducing climate-resistant crops, breeding extreme weather- adapted livestock, developing community land-use plans, trialling new agroforestry and soil stabilisation methods, and undertaking innovative climate adaptation education programmes.
These activities will be directly implemented by Vanuatu’s project partners the Department of Agriculture, Department of Forests, Department of Quarantine and Livestock, Department of Environment and Conservation, Wan Smolbag Theater, Live and Learn Vanuatu, the Vanuatu Farm Support Association, and the Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Technical Centre.