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.
Day 2 and Day 3: Promoting nutritious food systems in the Pacific priority value chain coordination/agricultural innovation platforms (workshops)
A strategy to build efficient value chains in the Pacific region is expected to play a critical role in improving diets and revenues for island communities.
October 20, 2017
Day 3: New opportunities in the agrotourism sector in the Pacific (workshop)
The full potential for agritourism – a combined strategy linking agriculture and tourism – has yet to be tapped in many Pacific countries, according to speakers at a workshop organised during the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA). Strong growth in tourism offers valuable opportunities for the local industries and rural communities in Pacific Small Island Developing States.
October 19, 2017
Day 2: Promoting youth agri-entrepreneurship in the Pacific (workshop)
Among the numerous topics addressed during the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture in Port Vila, Vanuatu from October 16-20, the place of young people into agribusiness ventures has caught a lot of attention. A concrete way to bring new incomes in Pacific Island states and to fight youth unemployment and rural exodus.