A two-day workshop under the theme of " Policy Setting for Improved Linkages Between Agriculture, Trade and Tourism: Strengthening the Local Agrifood sector and Promoting Healthy Food in Tuvalu" will take place in Funafuti, Tuvalu 24 & 28 August 2018.
Tuvalu Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2018
The objective of the agritourism project is to promote sustainable use of local food by the tourism industry through a favourable agritourism policy in Tuvalu. It brings together all key stakeholders in the agriculture, tourism, trade and health sectors, including government ministries, agribusinesses, agro-producers, chefs, farmers’ organisations and technical organisations, with the aim of developing further linkages between agriculture, trade and tourism sectors to support local businesses in serving tourism-related markets in Tuvalu .
The workshop is organised by the Government of Tuvalu in collaboration with CTA, the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), and the Pacific Community (SPC).
This workshop builds on the positive experiences of the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu and Samoa , where the national governments, together with CTA and partners, also organised successful Agritourism Policy Setting Workshops in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Pacific island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO)
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
Government of Tuvalu
The Pacific Islands Private Sector Organization (PIPSO) is the premier private sector representative body in the Pacific Islands region. It was set-up through the mandate of the Forum Economic Ministers in 2005 to be the representative body of the Pacific region’s private sector and to ensure dialogue between public and private sectors for strengthening regional policy making.