The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) have joined forces to strengthen local market monitoring capacities in Fiji and Samoa. This project will be done in coordination with the Ministries of Agriculture in the respective countries.
The Pacific-led project will localise research and contextualise tools for application when collecting market information. Understanding when, where and how households are economically accessing food before and after disasters is essential for the development of response policies to improve the food and nutritional security of the most vulnerable households.
“The partnership with The University of the South Pacific is a critical component of WFP’s research, assessment and monitoring programmes in the Pacific. As disasters get more frequent and intense due to climate change, providing the right support at the right time is crucial, especially to the most vulnerable populations,” said Carlos Veloso, Country Director a.i of WFP’s Pacific Multi-Country Office. More