Republic of Marshall Islands strengthens food security measures ahead of future droughts

by Zhiyad Khan

Communities in the remote, drought prone, northern atolls of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) are trialling new food security measures to increase the availability of local food crops, expand the use of drought resistant crop varieties, improve soil management practices, and establish nurseries. The project is a response to the severe 2015-2016 El Niño drought, and will enhance the resilience of communities to potential shocks and insecurities resulting from future droughts.