- To increase the understanding of the impacts of climate change on food security in the target communities;
- To improve food security within target communities by diversifying household access to protein through aquaculture.
Climate change is expected to significantly impact marine resources such
as fish, which is the main source of protein for Solomon Islanders. The communities therefore need to diversify their protein sources and ensure food security. Changing climatic patterns, combined with increased rainfall, may also affect agricultural crops yields and livestock production. When combined with likely population increases, these impacts will have a significant impact on food security as well as livelihoods of both coastal and inland communities.
Aquaculture is a potentially viable climate adaptive livelihood option. For example, some species of fish that are suitable for land-based aquaculture such as tilapia are expected to benefit from increased temperature and high rainfall, which are anticipated climate change impacts in Solomon Islands.
This project is an integrated education program that incorporates training in sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development along with educating communities about the impacts of climate change. This project will help to reduce pressure on marine resources and increase food security by establishing backyard fishponds. The project will provide the necessary training and capacity building to successfully maintain the fishponds.
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