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1 Food Security, Biosecurity and National Security in the M
1 Food Security, Biosecurity and National Security in the M

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THE FIJI CONTEXT PRESENTATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY HIGH COMMISSIONER YOGESH PUNJA HIGH COMMISSIONER OF THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI OVERVIEW Introduction National Security Biosecurity Food Security Climate Change ID: 540425 Download Presentation

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Food Security, Biosecurity and National Security in the Melanesian Arc –

THE FIJI CONTEXT

PRESENTATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY HIGH COMMISSIONER YOGESH PUNJA

HIGH COMMISSIONER OF THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI Slide2

OVERVIEW

Introduction

National Security

Biosecurity

Food SecurityClimate ChangeConclusion

Fiji High Commission - Canberra, Australia

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introduction

Fiji is a country of over 300 islands, 1/3 of which are inhabited.

Population of close to 900,000Total land area approx. 18,700 sqm

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) 1,290,000 km2

Fiji High Commission - Canberra, Australia

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NATIONAL SECURITY

Fiji as a transit point for transatlantic / transnational drug smuggling into Australia & NZ.

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NATIONAL SECURITY

ii. Money Laundering & Terrorist FinancingA National Risk Assessment was conducted to identify Fiji’s risks and vulnerabilities

Fiji High Commission - Canberra, Australia5Slide6

NATIONAL SECURITY

Fiji High Commission - Canberra, Australia6

iii. Monitoring and patrolling of our EEZ / Policing the Pillage of Fisheries resources from our EEZ

Fiji has an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of about 1,290,000 km2, while having a land area of about 18,333 km2Slide7

NATIONAL SECURITY

iv. Political and Economic uncertainty & Skilled Migration

Fiji High Commission - Canberra, Australia7

Migration levels;

1987: 2,460 – 5,000 people

1992: 4,600 people

2001: 6,300 people

1987 – 2001: 75,800

Indo-Fijians: 89%

Fijians & other races: 11%Slide8

BIOSECURITY

Fiji High Commission - Canberra, Australia8

Biosecurity is one of the most important national security considerationsThe American Iguana threatAsian subterranean termitesFruit flies

Taro beetleSlide9

FOOD SECURITY

Fiji High Commission - Canberra, Australia9

The concept of ‘food security’ in the Fijian context is defined as the ability to produce safe, healthy, affordable food for all Fijians at all timesSlide10

CLIMATE CHANGE

Fiji High Commission - Canberra, Australia10

As a Pacific Island nation, Climate Change is an issue that I close to our heart.Slide11

CONCLUSION

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Security is a major concern for FijiFood Security + Biosecurity = National securitySlide12

VINAKA

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