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What will it take to bolster food security in one of the world’s most climate-vulnerable regions?

The thousands of islands that make up Oceania hold some of the world’s most unique and diverse ecosystems, both on land and in the ocean.

But, the negative impacts of climate change are putting the region’s once abundant supply of food at risk. In particular, rising sea levels and temperatures pose a threat to both natural ecosystems and the livelihoods of those who rely on the ocean as a source of income and food.

Further inland, climate change is producing cyclones, increased rainfall and other severe weather events that can impact food production. The thousands of small islands that make up Oceania have limited resources with which to deal with the aftermath of these events, making the region especially vulnerable.

In addition to — and frequently overlapping with — climate change, Oceania faces issues around water management, technology adoption and a changing geopolitical climate.

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