Sustainable development of SIDS a global litmus test

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Transporting seedlings to the Maldive Islands. SIDS are highly dependent on agricultural imports. FAO@PHOTO

Through its new Blue Growth Initiative, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is helping small island developing states (SIDS) around the world sustainably use their aquatic resources.

The goal is to advance food security, improve nutrition, and reduce poverty in vulnerable areas.

During the 3rd International UN Conference on SIDS is taking place this week in Apia, Samoa, FAO is highlighting the need to improve the management and use of natural resources.

Indroyono Soesilo, Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division at FAO, spoke with Sandra Ferrari about the Blue Growth Initiative and why it is crucial for the small island nations.

Duration: 2'23"

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