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Kiribati acts to safeguard food supplies against climate change impact

Kiribati acts to safeguard food supplies against climate change impact

Updated 6 February 2013, 11:23 AEST

Kiribati has confirmed it will buy up land in Fiji to help deal with the effects of climate change on the island's food security.

President Anote Tong says six thousand acres on Fiji's second largest island, Vanua Levu, will be used to plant food crops.

Mr Tong says rising sea levels are making it harder to maintain a reliable food supply, but for now at least, there are no plans for any of his people to leave Kiribati and resettle in Fiji.

Presenter: Tracee Hutchison

Speaker: The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong

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