Kiribati National Roundtable: Developing Local Food Crops and Fisheries Value Chains – A National Action Plan

The objective of this national consultation workshop, held on 6th April 2019 at the MHMS Boardroom, Nawerewere, Tarawa, was to further refine and validate the Kiribati National Action Plan for local food crops and fisheries value chain development and design a roadmap for mainstreaming the priority interventions into national policy and programme processes leading to its final endorsement through shared ownership.

This multi-stakeholder workshop have therefore identified key country specific actions for influencing policy and regulatory frameworks and mechanisms, and attracting additional funding for supporting sustainable public-private producer partnerships for agribusiness and „nutrition sensitive” value chain development.

Additionally, the aim was to agree on the need for establishing and maintaining the Value Chain Coordination/Agricultural Innovation (VCC/AI) in-country platform to address the critical and interconnected issues for enhancing VC development and gain buy-in for joint action for improving incomes and nutrition outcomes.

 

This workshop was part of a series of workshops supported under the CTA/IFAD/PIPSO Innov4AgPacific project.

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