Food systems thinking is essential to address the food and nutrition security challenge for Pacific countries and territories. In simple terms, a food system is that set of interacting elements and outcomes that describe the production, processing, trade, and consumption of food. Food systems are complex, and the flow of information and evidence is critical to improve knowledge of food system dynamics and outcomes. Well-functioning food systems are essential to food and nutrition security.
Food Systems are a Key Focal area within the SPC strategic plan, and SPC is developing an integrated programme of work to address the multi-faceted opportunities and challenges for food systems in the Blue Pacific. Within this programme SDD and regional partners are collaborating with The University of Wollongong, CSIRO, WorldFish and the University of Sydney to fill critical gaps in understanding regional, national and local food systems. The project is funded by the Australian Government through ACIAR projects FIS/2016/300 and FIS 2018/155.
On this page we gather a range of information that contribute to regional understanding of Pacific food systems. New resources will be added as they are completed.