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Climate change impacts crop yields

By ANA MADIGIBULI
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Update: 2:58PM Climate change poses a real threat to the agriculture sector and will continue to affect crops and livestock performance in years to come, says Agriculture Development deputy secretary Uraia Waibuta during the Yam Day celebration in Koronivia Research Station today.

Mr Waibuta said Fiji needed to relook at the resilience and adaptability of its plant genetic resources especially traditional varieties in order to combat and carry out adaptation measures to minimise the effect of climate change on crops in Fiji.

 He said many countries around the world had realised the importance of yam species in those adaptation measures and yams were used as disaster crops in some parts of Africa, India, South America and the Pacific Island Countries.

"Yams are significant to our culture as it has been part of our life throughout our history," Mr Waibuta said.








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