Integrated Agro-ecosystem Approach for enhancing Livelihoods and Climate Resilience in Tuvalu
06/22 - 06/22
This project is part of
To reverse land degradation, enhance local livelihoods and increase climate resilience through integrated agro-ecosystem approach in all the islands of Tuvalu
Note: Disbursement data provided is cumulative and covers disbursement made by the project Agency.
The project will generate important socio-economic benefits, including benefits for COVID-19 recovery and climate resilience at the local level in Tuvalu. In particular, it will generate benefits to a total of 2,750direct beneficiaries, of which 1,100 women and 1,650 men.The SLM practices using IAE approach to be promoted will include improved management of pigs by promoting DLT and biodigesters for managing waste that will generate significant socioeconomic benefits, including: reduction in foul odour from current production systems; availability of biogas for cooking, reducing the pressure on the ecosystem for provisions of firewood; organic fertilizer for home gardens and growing crops; and availability of pigs to meet community and cultural obligations.In addition, the expected improvements in local food production will provide socioeconomic benefits, including: availability of more nutritious local food, which improves health; reduce household expenditures on low nutritious imported foods; support domestic trading to provide income, especially for rural communities in outer island who supply most of the local foods to Funafuti. The project will also support opportunities for economic empowerment of women by supporting food processing methods and through provisional ecosystem services in fibre for handicrafts and plants with high medicinal value.Furthermore, the project will revive traditional farming skills based on traditional ecological knowledge that are cultural heritage to be preserved and have been the foundation of Tuvaluan culture and resilience for many generations.Thereby, the project interventions will also contribute to full and productive employment and decent work in rural areas, aiming at the progressive realization of local peoples’ right to Decent Rural Employment. For more information on FAO’s work on decent rural employment and related guidance materials please consult the FAO thematic website at: http://www.fao.org/rural-employment/en/.