Alternative futures for the Pacific food system
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Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). 2015. Alternative futures for the Pacific food system. Suva, Fiji: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
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The food system of the Pacific region is undergoing profound changes that will be felt for generations. The main pillars of food security – availability, access, and consumption of nutritious food – are being challenged by rapid population growth and urbanisation, shortages of arable land, and cheap, nutritionally poor food imports from burgeoning global trade. As a result, many Pacific Island countries and territories are now dependent on imported food, and the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is among the highest in the world.
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