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Poverty and under-nutrition are directly linked to environmental degradation, further aggravated by climate change, natural disasters or economic crises.

The programme will initiate specific interventions to facilitate cohesive action amongst the three Cane Producer Associations and various sugarcane stakeholders through the capacity building of the Cane Producer Associations and provision of improved Farmer Advisory Services.

Total Cost (EUR): 1 500 000

EU contracted amount (EUR): 1 500 000

Duration: December 2014 - December 2018

Implementing organisation: Pacific Community (SPC)

Following Fiji's return to democracy in 2014, the programme will contribute to fostering democracy, governance and political stability. Within the overall framework of public administration and governance reform, the programme will focus on improving the functioning of the justice system and facilitating better access to justice for the underprivileged.

This project aims at progressively creating and strengthening a participatory and inclusive constitutional democracy in Fiji through empowering citizens, supporting civil society engagement with public authorities on human rights and the rule of law and monitoring progress of constitutional institutions.

To contribute to social inclusion and reduced poverty through improved public services and programmes in selected districts of Jharkhand, India

The Fiji micro-project programme will result in the implementation of at least 50 micro-projects throughout the Vanua Levu and Viti Levu sugarcane belt in the Fiji Islands. These projects will mainly be in the area of water supply and sanitation, education access/facilities, rural transport systems (access roads, construction and/or upgrade of existing foot bridges (including suspension bridges), upgrading of small bridges); rural electrification and housing/kitchen upgrade facilities and infrastructure that would encourage income generating initiatives.

The objective of the action is to provide funding to support the preparation and implementation of EBRD investments (loans) in various regions, thereby contributing to saving energy by decreasing the losses and by setting tariff system; incentivising energy saving by end-users, resulting in reduction of greenhouse gases emissions; and generating demonstrable effect, including new products and processes; highlighting significant cost savings potential and environmental benefits; and new ways of financing activities.

The overall objective of the improvement of key services to agriculture is to help cushion the economic and social impact of the sugar sector restructuring by supporting a diversified market-driven agriculture sector. The project purpose (specific objective) is that key services to agriculture are improved and enhanced.

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