4 Sep 2014

SIDS coming to close

12:57 pm on 4 September 2014

The Small Islands Developing States Conference is coming to a close today, with hundreds of partnerships to benefit the Pacific being struck during the week.

More than 3,000 delegates have been in Samoa for the conference.

Mary Baines is there.

"The final session this morning was on waste management, food security and water and sanitation. More than 60 partnerships have been registered in this area, including between the Internatonal Fund for Agricultural Development, or IFAD, and the people of Kiribati. IFAD will donate three million US dollars to improve rural livelihoods, by encouraging the production of fruits, vegetables, poultry and crops, which it hopes will improve diets, and will implement ways of harvesting rainwater to increase household water supply. Almost 12,000 people will benefit, and the project prioritises women and youth. The Kiribati president, Anote Tong, says he is looking forward to seeing concrete results."

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Photo: RNZ / Mary Baines