Stocktaing of tree crops and livestocks on the the pilot islands of LDCF-I project for enhnacing food security in the context of climate change.

2 officers from the Agricultural and Livestock (ALD) department had visited the pilot islands of the LDCF-I project which are Maiana, Abemama and Nonouti from 17th November to 2 December 2019 to work on the islands to enhance the food security from agricultural and livestock programs.

The activities carried out were the consultation to the island councils on the commencement of livestock program with only a few pilots villages only for Abemama, Nonouti and Maiana, the recruitment of Youths for Inventory Stock (YIS) and the monitoring of the tree crops and livestock on the island for baseline data for future monitoring, training on seed sowing, compost making and marcotting.

The result of the consultations done with the island councils showed that 2 villages in Nonouti which are Rotima and Abaokoro, in Abemama the villages are Abatiku and Tanimainiku and Maiana are Buota Tebikerai, Bubutei Maiaki and Tematantongo were ready to work on the livestock program. 2 YIS for Nonouti and Abemama and 11 recruited for Maiana. After the survey on the tree crops planted and the livestock, its showed that there were little number of tree crops and livestock to support the food security therefore there is a need to do more of these activities in the future.

The island councils from all the 3 islands were glad to support this program as it will enhance the livelihood of their people. More than 300 participants attended the consultation and the training.

The ALD team had planned to visit again the islands early January 2020 to conduct hands on training to the selected communities and IS youths or new village assistant on nursery management, pest and disease management, and livestock husbandry.

The trip was supported by the Kiribati LDCF I Project, funded by the Global Environment Facility and implemented under the Environment and Conservation Division through the support of the United Nations Development Programme.

Kiribati Version

Uarokoan te tania ni maiu iaon ana abamwakoro te LDCF-I project iaon te ununiki ao te maniman.  

A tia n oki rikaki 6 Aobitia man te Botaki n Ununiki iaan te MELAD mai iaon ana abamwakoro te LDCF-I aika Maiana, Abemama ao Nonouti imwiin karaoakin aia mwakuri e moa man 17 n Nobembwa nakon 2 n Ritembwa 2019.

E boboto te mwananga aio iaon mwakurian te ununiki ao te maniman ibukin boutokan kanganga ake ana kona n roota aia tania ni maiu man bibitakin kanoan bong.

N te mwananga aio ao e bon karaoaki te kaongora nakoia kauntira ao kaawa ibukin katabwenan te waaki ni maniman iaon te moa ao te beeki, te tutuo ao te warebwai iaon aroka ao maan, kateirakeaia te roronrikirake ake ana warebwaia te aroka ao maan ibukin kawakinan mwaitia ma rongorongoia, te anga reirei iaon kabwebwean te aroka, kawakaean te aroka ao ai karaon te kamkamka bwa kanan te aroka.

Man, te maroro are e karaoaki ma kauntira ao a rineaki moa 2 kaawa i Nonouti ake a na mwakuriaki iai te waaki ni manman bwa Rotima ao Abamakoro ao i Abemama bwa kaawa aika Abatiku ao Tanimainiku ao i Maiana bon kaawa aika Buota ao Tebikerai Bubutei Maiaki ao Tematantongo.

Mwin te mwananga naba aio ao a tia ngkai n katebenakoaki kaka 2 mai Nonouti ao Abemama ao 11 mai Maiana mai irouia roronrikirake bwa a na riki bwa taan warebwai are nanona bwa 15 ikotaia ni kabane. Ni mwin te warebwai iaon te aroka ma te man ao e noraki bwa e karako mwaitin te aroka ao te man ngaia are e kainanoaki riki te ununniki ao waakinan te maniman n abamwakoro aikai.

E oti n aia maroro kautun abamwakoro aikai bwa a rang tauraoi n butimwaea ao n boutoka te karikirake aio ibukin buokaia te botannaomata iaon aia reita n maiu bwa e na mwaiti riki ao n tauraoi ibukin aia tania ni maiu ni kaitara bibitakin kanoan bong.

E raka iaon 300 mwaitia aomata akea a ira te kaongora man aaba aikai. A katautaua kaain te tiim aio bwa a na manga kawari riki abamwakoro aikai n moan Tianuare 2020 ibukin reireinakia kaawa ao roronrikirake ake a tia n rineaki iaon kamwaitan riki te ununiki, tararuan te on n aroka ao ai karikirakean te manman iaon te moa ao te beeki.

E boutokaaki te mwananga aio iaan ana karikirake te tautaeka n Kiribati ae te Tania ni Maiu ke te LDCF-I project ao n mwanenaki man te rabwata ae te Global Environment Facility (GEF) rinanon te United Nations Development Program ke UNDP ao n mwakuriaki iroun Aobitin Enwaromenta iaan te MELAD.

Mr Routan Tongaiaba – Agricultural Officer

Ibukin bwanin rongorongona reitaki ma

Agriculture and Livestock Division, MELAD, 75228108,

r.tongaiaba@melad.gov.ki

Bweneata Kaoti Inatoa (Mrs)

Project Advocacy Officer – PAO; Project Management Unit – LDCF-I

Environment and Conservation Division, MELAD, 75228211,75228000,

bweneatak@environment.gov.ki