Implications of Investing in Animal Husbandry in Kiribati

The Government of Kiribati has been examining options to increase food security through its chicken and pig breeding centre in Tanaea, Tarawa. In its present state of disrepair, the facility is able to rear only a small number of piglets and mainly focuses on chicken production. A preliminary economic analysis of renovating the breeding centre and extending its pig production operations was conducted as part of an activity under the SPC/USAID project and the SPC/GIZ programme, Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR).