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New farming techniques help Palau fight climate change

New farming techniques help Palau fight climate change

Updated 30 July 2014, 17:49 AEST

Palau is succeeding in the fight against the impact of climate change by using a new drainage system to improve food security and production.

Three new strains of salt resistant taro are now being farmed in salty, low-lying areas thanks to a system of irrigation dykes.

Prior to the start of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change project in 2009 - 90% of the nation's food was processed and imported.

PACC Palau National Coordinator Madelsar Ngiraingas says a return to a more traditional lifestyle will also help reduce the rising levels of non-communicable diseases.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Madelsar Ngiraingas, Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Palau National Coordinator

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