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    Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States 2017
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    Most Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face a “triple burden” of malnutrition in which persistent levels of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, coexist with an increasing incidence of overweight and obesity. A contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition provides a framework for SIDS to identify and implement priority actions to achieve food security and nutrition objectives. These actions can improve nutri tion and well-being, reduce poverty and inequalities, and foster economic growth.
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    Pacific Nutrient Database User Guide
    A tool to facilitate the analysis of poverty, nutrition and food security in the Pacific region
    2020
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    At a national and regional level, the Pacific Nutrient Database (PNDB) is an instrument that will support the establishment of a baseline to work towards alleviating the triple burden of malnutrition – the coexistence of undernutrition, nutrient deficiencies, and obesity – that is hampering the development of the Pacific Island people and economies. It will also support the derivation of an evidence-base to alleviate poverty, achieve food security and improve nutrition in all of their dimensions. The PNDB is an instrument that complements secondary data analysis and ensures consistency among different data user’s statistical outputs. The development of the database brought together the comparative advantages of SPC’s Statistics for Development Division, which provides technical assistance in the collection and compilation of statistics to its 22 Pacific Island member states, FAO, which plays a lead role in setting the technical standards and methods for food security and nutrition statistics, and UoW as a research and policy institution. This partnership has supported the development of the PNDB and it is anticipated that the three organisations – among others Pacific and international organisations – will collaborate in its use.
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    FAO's work with Small Island Developing States
    Transforming food systems, sustaining small islands
    2019
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    The world’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS) share unique vulnerabilities, resulting in a complex set of food security and nutrition challenges. Because of their small size and isolation, SIDS are particularly threatened by natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. Many have limited arable agricultural land and depend on small scale agriculture, ocean resources and high-priced imports. Further, the triple burden of malnutrition is often a reality in SIDS, with undernourishment, micronutrient deficiency and obesity coexisting within the same country, community and even household. The sheer scope of the challenges facing SIDS means closer international cooperation and a more integrated approach will be required to support them in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. FAO has a proven record of supporting SIDS in their efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, transform food systems, and empower people and communities to lead healthy and productive lives. This publication presents the special case of SIDS, highlighting current challenges and opportunities. It features examples of FAO in action to catalyse change, including activities to help implement the Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in SIDS.

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