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SIDS solutions innovations profile. E-commerce/supply chains: Smallholders adapting (Cook Islands)

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    As part of the SIDS Solutions Forum, 30-31 August 2021, FAO collected innovations and creative digital technologies that respond to local problems and challenges. This flyer presents a The impact on travel and trade resulting from border restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has taken a toll on employment and ultimately household incomes. Women, especially those in the formal employment sector, were seriously affected, particularly in female-headed households. The Samoa Women's Association of Growers (SWAG) stepped in to provide women growers and farmers of Samoa with opportunities for business, networking, training and education. As a result, previously employed women have been turning to micro-business ventures in the informal space. This flyer presents the positive resluts of the online markets facilitated by SWAG.
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    As part of the SIDS Solutions Forum, 30-31 August 2021, FAO collected innovations and creative digital technologies that respond to local problems and challenges. Fiji has very low digital literacy, making online delivery a challenge for people who are not aware of, and not using, mobile technologies. However, online delivery had become strategic during the COVID-19 global pandemic. This flyer presents a system of manual ordering which allows customers to order directly from any restaurant that they chose. The restaurants slowly built and managed their online profiles. The platform has since been extended to deliver medicines, groceries and other necessities to customers.

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