This report deals with food security and climate change in 15 Pacific Island economies in terms of the four traditional security pillars: Adequacy (enough food on a consistent basis, either through local production or imports or food assistance from outside sources); Availability (ability of households and individuals to acquire food), Stability (resilience of food supplies to external shocks, such as natural disasters); and Utilization of food at the household level, especially by those with low incomes (requiring that people are healthy enough to process the food internally, and have adequate safe water and sanitation and food hygiene and child-care skills).

This report has been prepared by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) for the Australian Government, represented by its Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE).  The report was prepared using funding provided to SPC by DCCEE under the Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program (PASAP).

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Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Commonwealth of Australia