The one-year (2021) PRISCO-19 project is focused on two outcomes: strengthening capacity of biosecurity services and upgrading sustainable food production and value addition as a response to COVID-19. Activities implemented include the following.

  • Seed/Seedling distribution
  • Traditional Planting material distribution
  • Agricultural production
  • Small livestock support
  • Biosecurity information and surveillance
  • Awareness/promotion of local foods

PRISCO19 is focused on 10 Pacific countries (Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu), in addition to Fiji and Vanuatu.


MICCO19 addresses food and nutrition security impacts caused by COVID-19 through strengthened sustainable and resilient food systems and good governance. Integrating good governance into food security in the North Pacific will promote effective management and distribution of food resources and build more resilient and responsive systems to meet the challenge of crises such as the current pandemic. Activities implemented include the following.

  • StrengtheningĀ  biosecurity services capacity
  • Upgrading sustainable production
  • Integrating a people-centred approach across project work to improve food security
  • Supporting local-level governance on people-centred food security and COVID-19 response.

MICCO19 is implemented in the Northern Pacific in the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

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