Food Systems for Nutrition, Health and Resilience

Food Systems for Nutrition, Health and Resilience works to increase the variety of nutrient-rich foods produced and consumed by smallholder farm families and families living in rural and urban areas for improved health outcomes. Pacific member countries are engaged at all levels of the food systems approach, including production, processing and packaging, distributing and retailing and consuming food.

The initiative identifies underutilized crops and tree products of high nutritional value as a means to develop value chains to increase the Pacific’s access to year-round availability of food. It works to improve nutrition knowledge among rural and urban households to enhance dietary diversity in the Pacific, in addition to eliminating pests and diseases and promoting integrated farming systems to increase the local and traditional food production and consumption and strengthen the capacity of women and youth for better food security.