Small Island Developing States get a helping hand from a UN agency

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Coastline of the Pacific small island developing state of Fiji. ©IFAD

Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) which spread across the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans have their own special needs and challenges because of their size and vulnerability to climate change.

The UN General Assembly declared 2014 the International Year of Small Island Developing States to raise awareness about them.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has spent $476 million financing 78 projects in 23 SIDS over the past 35 years.

At a conference held in Samoa last week, Daniel Dickinson caught up with Chase Palmeri, IFAD's Country Programme Manager for Asia and the Pacific Division to discuss the agency's work with SIDS.

Duration: 2'39"

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