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