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In Solomon Islands, USAID is supporting communities in Malaita Province to conserve their land for growing crops such as kava. By drying and grinding the roots before adding water, the shrub is transformed into a relaxing tea-like beverage that is used for medicinal, religious, political, cultural, and social purposes throughout the Pacific. USAID’s Strengthening Competitiveness Agriculture and Livelihoods project supports communities to develop livelihoods while protecting their natural resources and biodiversity by increasing the quality of agricultural products such as kava, growing linkages to national and international markets, and promoting more favorable business regulations.
Photo: Lesli Davis for USAID
Location: Ferafolia Community, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands