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Many rural communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), like Papua New Guinea, are increasingly impacted by extreme weather as a result of climate change.

These island states also face geographic limitations in terms of access and trade of goods and generally overly rely on imports.

FAO and the European Union (EU) have a particular focus on supporting SIDS in the face of these complex challenges, giving Hallilah Nakumai and her community the backing she needs is just one effective example of how that’s being done.

Hallilah’s Journey Towards Leadership

Hallilah’s village is 6 kilometres away from the nearest road. Therefore, the cocoa, fish and vanilla produced in the village would only reach the market late after a long walk.

“Families can only buy a few basic needs and find it hard to support their children’s education,” tells Hallilah.

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