The objective of the workshop is to promote the sustainable use of local food by the tourism industry through strengthened intersectoral policies.
“Policy Setting for Improved Linkages Between Agriculture and Tourism: Strengthening the Local Agrifood Sector and Promoting Agritourism" in Suriname
This agritourism workshop promotes linkages between the agrifood sector and the tourism industry to increase sustainable local sourcing through a developed agritourism policy in Suriname:
- Increase the understanding and awareness of the current deficiencies in the supply of produce along the value chain and the actions needed;
- Design inter-sectoral and inclusive policies which promote PPPs for improved local food use and consumption;
- Identify concrete projects that can be supported under the intra ACP-EU funding;
- Contribute to the Caribbean regional agritourism strategy.
Participants include government officials from Agriculture, Trade and Tourism Ministries, the private sector, farmers, agro-producers, chefs and actors from the hospitality sector, civil society and academia. International and regional partners will also share their experience.
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.