Around three-quarters of people in Vanuatu live in rural areas, and are dependent on subsistence farming. Vanuatu has a young population, but the limited opportunities for young people means they are increasingly vulnerable to poverty and health problems.

Oxfam's work in Vanuatu is supporting a wide variety of services to improve the lives of people living in rural communities, including the expansion of vocational skills training for young people, and improving access to a sustainable clean water supply and safe sanitation.

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Agriculture and incomes

Oxfam focuses on income generation and capacity building. We work with our partner organisation, Farm Support Association (FSA).

FSA is helping to raise the standard and appeal of farming as a profession and increase household incomes by empowering farmers to adopt effective and sustainable practices. They help farmers produce higher volumes of better quality food and commercial products, substituting imported goods with local varieties.