United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Major Group: Farmers

Statement delivered on behalf of Farmer?s Major Group
By Dr. Sarala Gopalan
I just wanted to focus attention on the great vulnerability of farmers, fisherfolk
and animal owners in the small Island States.
Their very livelihood is in great threat, and sustainable development even more.
I beseech urgent attention to the problems of these people and immediate and
long term solutions as a priority.