and Territories Association
01/10/2020 - 30/09/2024
1 288 000
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) - Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
In Pacific Island countries, agriculture represents a significant sector of the economy. They export mostly cash crop agricultural commodities that require labour-intensive processing, such as palm oil, copra, coconut oil, vanilla, coffee and cocoa.
In addition, the role of family in agricultural processes remains fundamental. The EU-funded FALAH project builds its multidisciplinary research around the strict connection between agriculture and food, and focuses on the family role in farming and food in the area of the Pacific Islands. The project will mobilise a network of European researchers partnered with institutions from Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu engaged in food security, environment and health. The final purpose of the project is to support family farming as a significant factor in food security.