Articles by: Stacy Jupiter

Family affair: Sione Vaianginam, a farmer, with his children on their tractor in Nukuʻalofa, the capital of Tonga. (Photo credit: Luis Enrique Ascui/Asian Development Bank/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Pacific Islanders’ Food-Sharing Customs Ensure Resiliency in Face of Disaster

by Stacy Jupiter, Teri Tuxson, Caroline Ferguson & Sangeeta Mangubhai  Strong social networks foster resilience to food system shocks, both within and between Pacific Island communities. Pacific Islanders are no strangers to disasters. For millennia, island peoples have coped with and adapted to disasters like tropical cyclones and tsunamis, as well as unpredictable shifts in precipitation patterns, leading to droughts and floods.[Read More…]

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