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Solomon Islands embarks on an agritourism policy

Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop, 21-22 November 2017, Honiara, Solomon Islands

November 28, 2017

The Solomon Islands held a 'Policy Setting Workshop', organised by the government of the Solomon Islands, CTA, the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Pacific Community (SPC), in Honiara, 21-22 November, to establish the main elements for a national agritourism policy. Over 40 representatives discussed the opportunities for linkages between the agriculture, tourism and trade sectors.

Three years of EU-Pacific collaboration through PACE-Net Plus

Setting a science, technology and innovation agenda for addressing development challenges

April 20, 2017

Since 2013, experts in the EU and South Pacific have come together through the Pacific-Europe Network (PACE-Net Plus) project, a bi-regional platform to build cooperation in science, technology and innovation (ST&I). For three years, 16 partners, including CTA, brought big ideas and ambitions for strengthening EU-Pacific research cooperation to address global challenges such as food and nutrition security, climate change and health.

The value of data in connecting farmers to the marketplace in Samoa

Data4Ag Week 2017, 20-24 November 2017, The Hague, Netherlands

January 8, 2018

CTA has recently interviewed Marissa Areli, Senior Data Officer at Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI). WIBDI is dedicated to strengthening Samoan village economies and promote fair trade. Marissa Areli joined WIBDI in July 2015. Her work involves transferring farmer information, such as type of production, income status and village name into online reports, to help connect farmers to the market and tourists to the farmers.

Agritourism: Pairing opportunity with development

Agritourism Policy Setting workshop, 21-22 November 2017, Honiara, Solomon Islands

November 20, 2017

A two-day workshop is being organised by the Government of the Solomon Islands in partnership with CTA, the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Pacific Community (SPC). All key stakeholders in the agriculture, tourism, trade and health sectors will be brought together with the aim of developing and supporting local businesses in serving tourism-related markets in the Solomon Islands.