The Maira Hanhan project in Vanuatu helps communities to increase equity, social capital and the availability and access of locally produced foods for small scale farmers. In Vanuatu, Maira Hanhan means, ‘Come let’s eat together.’
Vanuatu has experienced disasters from active volcanoes, cyclones, and climate change. It has caused food insecurity and farmers have been underpaid for their crop. The population is also experiencing major health issues. The Maira Hanhan program focuses on saving lives while protecting infrastructure, farming livelihoods, social systems, and the environment. The goal of the Maira Hanhan project, or Come Let’s Eat Together project, is to address the problem of food insecurity among rural and urban communities and improve the health and wellbeing of the people. Communities will also be informed of the issues of climate change, how it directly impacts them, their food security status, and how to incorporate sustainable solutions.
This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).