Within the framework of the CTA/IFAD/PIPSO project Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific Islands, CTA is facilitating the participation of eight leaders in agriculture, agribusiness and value chain development from Fiji, Samoa, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Tonga in the international course organised by the Wageningen University (WUR) and the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), the Netherlands.
‘Organised farmers as partners in agribusiness - Optimising the performance of producers’ organisations’
The eight participants were identified in consultation with Pacific partners and represent the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON), the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council (FCLC), the Marshall Islands Organic Farming Association (MIOFA), the Vanuatu Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Bio-security (MALFFB) and the Kiribati Ministry of Environment, Lands & Agriculture Development (MELAD).
This course will build the foundation for change and up-scaling of value chains in the Pacific region. After the course, the trained participants will be supported to share lessons learned, lead the development of priority value chain(s) and coordinate face-to-face and online training sessions in their respective countries.