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Brussels Briefing 46 on 'Agribusiness development in SIDs: the potential of tourism-related markets'

Brussels Briefing 46 on 'Agribusiness development in SIDs: the potential of tourism-related markets'

Event Overview

The Brussels Development Briefing n.46 on the subject of “Agribusiness development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): the potential of tourism-related markets will be held at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels from 09:00 until 13:00 on 21 September 2016. It is organised by CTA in collaboration with the European Commission / DEVCO, Concord and the ACP Secretariat.

The Briefing will promote exchange of views and experiences around the lessons learnt from linking agribusinesses to the tourism markets in small island economies and will pay particular attention to the key role of chefs as drivers of change for the development of food tourism. The event will also discuss the enabling policy environment and opportunities for agritourism development. This Briefing builds upon work accomplished by the organisers in collaboration with other partners across ACP small island economies in support of agritourism and agribusiness development, the most recent being the 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum.

Chairs

H.E. Roy Mickey Joy

Ambassador of Vanuatu

H.E. Mrs. Vilma McNish

Ambassador of Jamaica

Speakers

H.E. Dr Patrick Ignatius Gomes

Secretary-General of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)

H.E Dr Pa’olelei Luteru

Ambassador of Samoa, Coordinator of the ACP SIDS Platform

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Panellists

Mr. Howard Aru

Director General, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livelihoods, Forestry and Biodiversity, Vanuatu

Papali'i Sonja Hunter

CEO, Samoa Tourism Authority

Mrs. Ena C. Harvey

Agrotourism specialist and Representative of the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Delegation in Barbados

Winston Stona

Managing Director, Busha Browne/Walkers Wood Caribbean Foods, Jamaica

Robert Oliver

Chef, Author and Television Presenter

Peter Edey

Chef at The Portsmouth Dining Club

Stephan Berrouet-Durand

Chef Culinary by Design, President of Haitian Culinary Alliance

Speakers

Chairs

H.E. Roy Mickey Joy

Ambassador of Vanuatu

H.E. Mrs. Vilma McNish

Ambassador of Jamaica

Speakers

H.E. Dr Patrick Ignatius Gomes

Secretary-General of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)

H.E Dr Pa’olelei Luteru

Ambassador of Samoa, Coordinator of the ACP SIDS Platform

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Panellists

Mr. Howard Aru

Director General, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Livelihoods, Forestry and Biodiversity, Vanuatu

Papali'i Sonja Hunter

CEO, Samoa Tourism Authority

Mrs. Ena C. Harvey

Agrotourism specialist and Representative of the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Delegation in Barbados

Winston Stona

Managing Director, Busha Browne/Walkers Wood Caribbean Foods, Jamaica

Robert Oliver

Chef, Author and Television Presenter

Peter Edey

Chef at The Portsmouth Dining Club

Stephan Berrouet-Durand

Chef Culinary by Design, President of Haitian Culinary Alliance

Attendees

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  • argenziano, amelia

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  • Haguma-wa-nkera, Christine

D
  • Fernandes, Dulce

  • NADIRADZE, Dr. Kakha

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  • TOLLENS, Eric

G
  • FIEVEZ, G. Francis

  • Stinglhamber, Guy

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  • Bodaya, Hellem

  • Hanschke, Henriette

I
  • SUNGA, ISHMAEL

J
  • BROOKS, Joanne

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  • Acheampong, Kingsley

M
  • Fall, Mémé A.Tsan

  • Jezic von Gesseneck, Milan

  • Lavollay, Michel

  • Parker, Michael

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  • CREHAN, Patrick

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  • MUCHIRI, STEPHEN

  • Andrisse, Samuel

T
  • KANONGE, TIRIVANHU

Organisers

  • ACP

    The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific. The Secretariat is responsible for the administrative management of the ACP Group. It assists the Group's decision-making and advisory organs in carrying out their work. The ACP Secretariat's headquarters is located in Brussels (Belgium). It is headed by an Executive Secretary-General who is responsible for implementing the Group's international policy, as well as directing and coordinating its cooperation policy.

  • 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.

  • DG DEVCO

    The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international cooperation and development policy and delivering aid throughout the world. DG DEVCO is in charge of development cooperation policy in a wider framework of international cooperation, adapting to the evolving needs of partner countries. This encompasses cooperation with developing countries at different stages of development, including with countries graduated from bilateral development assistance to cover the specific needs of these countries during the transition period between low-income countries and upper middle-income countries. DG DEVCO works closely with other Commission services responsible for thematic policies, as well as with the European External Action Service and Commission services on external action, so as to facilitate and help ensure a consistent approach.

  • CONCORD

    CONCORD is the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs. We are made up of member organisations: 28 national associations, 20 international networks and 3 associate members that represent over 2,600 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. CONCORD is the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on development policy.