The European Union is providing $US22 million dollars for sustainable energy and agriculture projects in the Pacific.
The Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, told yesterday's Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland the money will promote sustainable energy and agriculture projects, involving the private sector.
He said agriculture was a key sector for sustainable development in the Pacific.
Mr Mimica said agriculture and fisheries provide the basic livelihood for most of Pacific people.
He said the EU would also make available more money to help Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste to recover from the severe impacts of the El Nino weather system.