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The FALAH project

Research and innovation for family farming,
lifestyle and health in the Pacific Islands

FALAH is a multidisciplinary research project of the European H2020 program whose final objective is the revitalisation and promotion of family farming for the improvement of the Pacific Island populations' health in the context of social and economic transformations and climate change..

FALAH is a network of interdisciplinary teams composed of 14 institutions from Europe, Australia and the Pacific Islands, that brings together scientists and professional actors to share research results, knowledge and innovations for the sustainability of Pacific Island societies.


Revitalisation and promotion of family farming for the improvement of the Pacific Island populations' health

Family farming is a practice that has always been rooted
in the culture of the people of Oceania. Today, it remains too little studied and is threatened by environmental, social and economic transformations linked in particular to climate change, which is affecting he entire planet but of which the Pacific islands are the most vulnerable.

Ensuring food security in the context of high vulnerabilities (rapid socio-economic transitions, climate change and health risks). 

In this context of advanced climate change, food security, anchored on family farming, environmental preservation and education are fundamental issues for the health of the populations of the Pacific islands. There is therefore an imperative need for changes in individual and societal behaviour for future generations.

Scientific coordination

Jean-Marie Fotsing

Professor of Geography
and environment

Olivier Galy

Senior lecturer
in sciences and techniques of
physical activities and sports

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement n° 873185

About us

FALAH is a network of interdisciplinary teams made up of 14 institutions