The project team will comprise a project manager and support, technical specialists from the Land Resources, and SOPAC Divisions of SPC, the Strategic Engagement Policy and Planning Facility, SPC Country Offices and national level project management and coordination staff. There will be strong linkages between the project and agriculture research and extension officers. There will also be strong linkages with agriculture ministries and climate change planning units.
Objective 1 Improved understanding of present and future climate related constraints on sustainable food production in various Pacific Island agriculture ecosystems, and the adoption of innovative adaptation responses that contribute to maintaining or increasing food security.
- Achieved through: implementation of capacity building, on-farm training, and pilot demonstration activities in selected communities in each country; the application of GIS land-use, forestry and soil mapping techniques (including training and national capacity building activities) as a tool to guide decision making; and the production of support materials and knowledge products that can support the wider application and scale-up of successful techniques across the region.
Objective 2 Strengthened national and community capacity to build food security and respond proactively to climate change and climate variability.
- Achieved through: engagement of farming communities, and national level counterparts, in project activities; development and implementation of appropriate adaptation response options that reduce the risks to food production and agricultural ecosystems
Objective 3: Improved integration of successful approaches into national and sector climate change adaptation strategies
- Achieved through: engaging national and local counterparts in project activities, providing training and technical support the integration of successful approaches into sector wide and national adaptation strategies and programmes; the development of national capacity to utilise GIS systems to support adaptation decision making.