Creating markets for change in Fiji

Throughout the Pacific, subsistence farming and the small-scale market sale of independently grown produce is an intrinsic way of life. Largely rural, Pacific populations are heavily reliant on an agrarian lifestyle and it is predominantly women who engage in small-scale farmer’s market operations. In fact, while women are often underrepresented in formal economies, UN Women estimates place the figure of female market vendors, in Pacific nations, between 75% and 90%, and the income generated by their activity is vital for many families. Read more.

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