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2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum

Expect an action plan with regional solutions

For immediate release - Apia, 1 September 2016

September 1, 2016

The 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum held in Apia, Samoa, from 29 August to 1 September, organised by the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and supported by key regional partners, has not only identified pressing challenges but mostly opportunities and creative solutions focused on the development and strengthening of partnerships and linkages among the agriculture, agritourism, health, education and finance sectors.

Addressing agribusiness challenges in the Pacific

For immediate release - Wageningen, 25 August 2016

August 25, 2016

Agribusiness is crucial to boosting rural livelihoods in the Pacific region, while improving the health of island communities. A forum aimed at exploring the promise it holds for small-scale producers and other value chain players opens next week in Apia, Samoa. The 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum is being organised from August 29 to September 1 by the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and many partners with the theme Linking the agrifood sector to the local markets for economic growth and improved food and nutrition security. The event will bring together more than one hundred experts representing the private sector, farmers’ organisations, policy-makers, research networks, development practitioners and international organisations.