PACC Palau- Test and introduce salt water tolerant taro varieties in Ngatpang State
Ngatpang State uses the coast and land interface to develop their agriculture and aquaculture programmes for subsistence and commercial purposes, which is now under threat from changes in sea level and sea surface temperature. The PACC would assist by providing alternative solutions to current problems faced by farmers that include salt water inundation on taro patches close to the sea and also the negative impacts of increase in sea surface temperature and changes in salinity to clam, grouper fish, rabbit fish and crab farming currently undertaken in the Ngatpang State.
The overall PACC project will implement long-term adaptation measures to increase the resilience of a number of key development sectors in the Pacific islands to the impacts of climate change. This objective will be achieved by focusing on adaptation response strategies, policies and measures to bring about this result. The key development sectors this project will focus on are:
1. water resources management;
2. food production and food security; and
3. coastal zone and associated infrastructure (roads and breakwater).
To ensure sustainability of the project, regional and national adaptation financing instruments will constitute a fourth component of the project.