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Promoting agritourism in Barbados

Like many Caribbean nations, Barbados faces two distinct crises. On the one hand, the island now imports almost 90% of the food consumed. On the other, levels of obesity and associated diseases have risen, largely because people are eating processed products and calorie-dense foods, most of which are imported. Agritourism, which links farmers and agribusinesses to the tourist market, could play a significant role in tackling both these problems and CTA is working closely with local partners to encourage the growth of the local food market.

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Blog articles

A call for integrated action to bring about healthy food systems in Fiji

Dr. Jimaima Lako
by Jimaima Lako

At the International Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of Malnutrition for Effective Interventions, held in Vienna in December 2018, a multi-sectorial approach was called for to improve nutritional outcomes for Fiji, and the wider Pacific.

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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.

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The first Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) opened on 16 October 2017 in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Taking the theme CROPS – Culture, Resilience, Opportunities, Products, Sustainability - PWA sets out to foster dialogue and commitment for realising the potential of agriculture in a region that is facing a number of economic, social and environmental challenges.

Background articles

Adding nutritional value to Kenyan crops

Justus Wanzala
by Justus Wanzala

Farmers in Kenya are supplying a local agri-processing company with millet, groundnuts and honey to produce nutritious snacks and strengthen local value chains.

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News articles

Rwandan farmers reduce losses with nutritious grains

A private processing company in Rwanda is working with thousands of farmers to train them in the production of fortified crops for processing into nutritious products. Their partnership is increasing profits for local smallholders as well as helping to combat Rwanda’s high levels of malnutrition.

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As African farms remain under siege from fall armyworms, new strategies to help control the spread and combat the effects of the pest are showing early signs of promise.

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A safety net scheme in Haiti is providing the country’s poorest households with regular food vouchers to purchase locally produced, nutritious food. Local markets and agribusinesses are also benefiting from bolstered trade in the region due to the programme.

Interviews

Coordinated action to address agriculture and nutrition challenges

Susanna Cartmell-Thorp
by Susanna Cartmell-Thorp

Judith Francis, CTA Senior Programme Coordinator for Science and Technology Policy, outlines why concerted action is needed to combat malnutrition

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Data Reports

Pumpkins turn a profit for young farmers in Uganda

Pius Sawa Murefu
by Pius Sawa Murefu

Byeffe Foods Company is working with a network of over 5,000 young farmers in Uganda to produce value-added, nutritious pumpkin products which are sold across the country.

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Scientific Articles

Fighting food insecurity with indigenous plants

Ousseini Issa
by Ousseini Issa

In Niger, a social enterprise is using local plants that are resistant to the arid climate of the Sahel to produce nutritious food. The result is better incomes for farmers and a preserved environment.

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