This chapter focuses on the potential impact of climate change on Pacific Island staple food crops; that is, those food crops that dominate diets in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), provide a major proportion of energy and nutrient needs and are vital for food security. The production of food staples is the dominant agricultural activity, for both household self-sufficiency and income generation. Factors that impact on staple food production will have a profound influence on livelihoods and the economic wellbeing of the region.
|Title of host publication||Vulnerability of Pacific Island agriculture and forestry to climate change|
|Editors||Mary Taylor, Andrew McGregor and Brian Dawson|
|Place of Publication||New Caledonia|
|Publisher||Secretariat of the Pacific Community|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|