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Enhancing resilience for food and nutrition security in small-island economies

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CTA's infographic depicts the importance of access to knowledge to achieve resilience for small island developing states. …

CTA's infographic depicts the importance of access to knowledge to achieve resilience for small island developing states.

Comprising some 52 countries and territories and accounting for 5% of the world’s population, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) has about the same number of inhabitants as South Africa. This group of geographically disparate countries, includes some of the poorest countries in the world and faces many vulnerabilities such as natural hazards, international trade dependence, a high food import bill and economic shocks. These economies are highly dependent on tourism which contributes 40% of GDP in contrast to the agricultural sector which only accounts for half of that.

However, there are great opportunities emerging and some SIDS are taking full advantage of these and doing extremely well. The key, it seems, is more funding for research. The link between research and indigenous knowledge is needed, and more research is encouraged in areas such as climate-smart agriculture, nutrition-dense foods, and regional trade opportunities.

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  • 1. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) compared with continents are very different in land mass, population size and economies but face very similar challenges FRAGILE ECOSYSTEM NATURAL HAZARDS THE ROLE OF THE RESEARCH IS KEY IN ACHIEVING RESILIENT PRODUCTION, RESILIENT MARKETS AND RESILIENT PEOPLE HIGH FOOD IMPORT BILL INTERNATIONAL TRADE DEPENDENCE island COUNTRIES Hom e t o mor e t h a n 5 0 m i l l ion pe opl e of the world populationa ppr ox 5 % 5252 Tourism AGRICULTURE CONTRIBUTES MORE THAN CONTRIBUTES LESS THAN 40% TO GDP 20% TO GDP & TERRITORIES Knowledge is resilience. Discover more. www.cta.int LINKING r e s e a r c h f or INNOVATION TO INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE PR OMO T E AGRITOURISMECONOMIC SHOCKS SMALL EXPORT VOLUME C om pe t i t ion f or l a n d - t ou r i s m a n d ag r ic u lt u r e 1. CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE 2. NUTRITION-DENSE FOOD 3. REGIONAL TRADE OPPORTUNITIES M o r e r e s e a r c h n e e d e d o n

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