Pacific Flagship Project
Aug 7

Tonga Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2018

Tonga Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2018

Event Overview

A two-day Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop takes place in Nukualofa on 7th & 8th August 2018. It is organised by the Government of Tonga in collaboration with CTA, the Pacific Community, PIPSO and SPTO.

The objective of the agritourism project is to promote sustainable use of local food by the tourism industry through a favourable agritourism policy in Tonga. 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 the Tonga. 

The workshop is organised by the Government of Tonga in collaboration with CTA, the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), and the Pacific Community (SPC). 

This workshop builds on the positive experiences of the Solomon Islands, FijiVanuatu and Samoa , where the national governments, together with CTA and partners, also organised successful Agritourism Policy Setting Workshops in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

Contact: boto@cta.int

Location:

Attendees

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  • Volavola, Mereia

    Pacific island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO)

    Fiji

Organisers

  • CTA

    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.

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  • Government of Tonga

  • PIPSO

    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.

  • SPC

    The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members. Much of our focus is on major cross-cutting issues, such as climate change, disaster risk management, food security, gender equality, human rights, non-communicable diseases and youth employment. Using a multi-sector approach in responding to our members’ development priorities, we draw upon skills and capabilities from around the region and internationally, and support the empowerment of Pacific communities and sharing of expertise and skills between countries and territories.

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  • SPTO

    Established in 1983 as the Tourism Council of the South Pacific, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is the mandated organisation representing Tourism in the region. Its 18 Government members are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the People’s Republic of China. In addition to government members, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has about 200 private sector members.

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