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FAO and SIDS A long-lasting partnership Rome, 2 December 2003.

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1 FAO and SIDS A long-lasting partnership Rome, 2 December 2003

2 Purpose of side event Integrate agriculture in sustainable development

3 Contents SIDS process FAO achievements Trends and issues Agriculture within SIDS Agenda 21

4 Alliance Of Small Islands States (AOSIS) Pacific Caribbean AIMS

5 SIDS members of FAO Pacific region: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu (Tuvalu, F.S. of Micronesia) Caribbean region: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize#, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic*, Grenada, Guyana#, Jamaica, Haiti*, St. Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Seas: Maldives, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau#, Sao Tome and Principe, Cyprus, Malta, Bahrain*

6 Emergence of SIDS Agenda FAO Inter-Regional Conference, 1992 UN Global Conference, 1994 FAO Ministerial Conference, 1999

7 BPOA or SIDS Agenda 21 16 areas: climate, disasters, wastes, oceans, freshwater, land, energy, tourism, biodiversity, transport, science, institutions and human resources...

8 Plan of Action on Agriculture in SIDS Global trading environment Sustainable agriculture Fisheries needs Forestry, environment and natural hazards Institutional strengthening

9 Review of SIDS Agenda 21 Pacific: Samoa, 4-8 Aug. 2003 AIMS: Cape Verde, 1-5 Sept. 2003 Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago, 6-10 Oct. 2003 Inter-regional: Bahamas, 26-30 Jan. 2004 Prep. meeting: 12-14 April 2004 International Conference: Mauritius, 30 Aug.-3 Sept. 2004

10 FAO within the UN process FAO Plan of Action SIDS Agenda 21 Millennium Development Goals

11 FAO’s assistance to SIDS Two decades: US$ 300 million 1300 projects Since 1994: US$ 95 million 607 projects

12 Adjusting to globalization since 1994: US$ 7.5 million Multilateral trade negotiations Access to WTO Nutrition Codex Alimentarius Food control and safety

13 Agriculture diversification since 1994: US$ 40.4 million Enhancing traditional food systems Agriculture-tourism linkages Integrated pest management Sustainable water use Genetic resources

14 Fisheries needs since 1994: US$ 9 million Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries 1995 UN Fish Stocks Agreement Monitoring, control and surveillance Regional cooperation

15 Forestry and the environment since 1994: US$ 9 million Code of Conduct of Logging of Indigenous Forests Forest policy review (Caribbean, 1998) Agro-forestry Mangrove and coastal management Watershed management

16 Policies and emergencies since 1994: US$ 14 million Initiative to Support the Review and Update of National Policies and Strategies Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping System Natural disaster management

17 Issues and trends

18 Issues from sub-regional meetings National security Vulnerability to global developments Trade regimes Oceans and unregulated fishing Breakdown of food systems Regional institutions ODA to SIDS (-50% since 1990)

19 FAO observed trends Relative poverty Food import dependency Nutrition-related health diseases

20 Weaknesses Small-scale Land and water insecurity Agriculture homogeneity Ecological and economic vulnerability Poor inter-sectoral integration

21 The way forward Bahamas, January 2004 New York, April 2004 Mauritius, August 2004 Implementation of BPOA + MDG + JPOI Formulation of AOSIS negotiating position

22 Agriculture in SIDS Agenda 21 Bahamas FAO Report to Secretary-General SIDS inter-sectoral dialogue New York FAO trade study SIDS steps towards a trade coalition

23 What after Mauritius? Thank you for your comments

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