November 9, 2017
Pacific Week of Agriculture, 16-20 October 2017, Port Vila, Vanuatu
The first Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA), organised by the Government of Vanuatu, FAO and the Pacific Community (SPC), came to an end on 20 October 2017 after three days of workshops and two days of meetings of Heads of Agriculture and Forestry (HOAFS) and Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (MOAFS). CTA actively supported the PWA by co-organizing several side events and facilitating the participation of 35 delegates from the Pacific, Africa and the Caribbean. For several years CTA has advocated the launch of a PWA to emulate the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, which began in 1999.
July 28, 2017
A Multi-sectoral, Gender-sensitive Approach is the Way Forward
CTA and the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organization (PIPSO), in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) held a national workshop in Suva Fiji on 28-29 June on 'Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific Islands' within the framework of the ongoing CTA/IFAD/PIPSO project.
At the European Development Days (EDDs) in Brussels, on 7 June 2017, a joint statement committing to the new European Consensus on Development was officially signed by the European Union and its Member States. The Consensus lays out the core principles that will direct the EU and its member states’ approach and cooperation with developing countries in achieving the 2030 sustainable development agenda.
Partners in the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation’s (CTA) regional flagship project have unveiled country plans for promoting weather-index insurance and drought-tolerant crop varieties as part of resilient solutions for smallholder farmers to cope with climate change.