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Agribusiness offers valuable opportunities to small island states as a path for improved livelihoods, job creation and economic growth, in particular for women.Mereia Volavola, CEO PIPSO        

Linking agriculture and tourism in Samoa through policy setting

Samoa advanced its agritourism development through a policy setting workshop on 13 - 16 December, in Apia. This event brought together over 70 experts, notably national stakeholders representing the fields of tourism, agriculture, trade and health, private sector representatives as well as Samoa’s foremost development partners.

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Blog articles

Pacific youth share lessons on climate-resilience

Over the last two years, CTA’s Youth leading learning in climate-resilient value chains in the Pacific (YLLP) project has supported a variety of activities aimed at improving livelihood opportunities for young farmers by training them on using ICTs to promote organic farming practices.

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A dynamic future for young agripreneurs

Among the numerous topics addressed during the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture in Port Vila, Vanuatu from October 16-20, the place of young people into agribusiness ventures has caught a lot of attention. A concrete way to bring new incomes in Pacific Island states and to fight youth unemployment and rural exodus.

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The story of the food is the story of the people

Deliberations and discussions continue at the 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum on food tourism, agritourism and agribusiness. Intensive sessions on 31 August 2016 explored examples in agritourism as well as the power of branding iconic products within the Vanuatu and Samoan contexts. Working group discussions paved the way for an actionable plan to be put together before the forum closes tomorrow afternoon.

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Nouvelles de l'entreprise

Améliorer la visibilité de la PIPSO

Au cours de ces deux dernières années, le CTA a aidé l'Organisation du secteur privé des îles du Pacifique (PIPSO) à améliorer sa visibilité grâce à un nouveau site web amélioré.

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Tradition et innovation vont de pair dans le Pacifique

Les familles vivant en zones rurales aux Samoa améliorent leurs revenus en ajoutant de la valeur à des produits locaux et en les commercialisant par Internet. Adimaimalaga Tafunai, directrice exécutive de Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI), explique dans quelle mesure le fait de relier des traditions autochtones à des outils liés aux technologies de l’information et de la communication contribue à améliorer les moyens d’existence des petits exploitants et à freiner l’exode rural.

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Solomon Islands embarks on an agritourism policy

The Solomon Islands held a 'Policy Setting Workshop', organised by the government of the Solomon Islands, CTA, the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Pacific Community (SPC), in Honiara, 21-22 November, to establish the main elements for a national agritourism policy. Over 40 representatives discussed the opportunities for linkages between the agriculture, tourism and trade sectors.

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Agritourism: Pairing opportunity with development

A two-day workshop is being organised by the Government of the Solomon Islands in partnership with CTA, the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Pacific Community (SPC). All key stakeholders in the agriculture, tourism, trade and health sectors will be brought together with the aim of developing and supporting local businesses in serving tourism-related markets in the Solomon Islands.

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WIBDI Farm-to-table data management

Information and communication technology (ICT) has gained significance in recent years in the agricultural and educational sectors of developing countries. ICT and Knowledge Management tools are helping Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI) to manage the establishment and growth of a national Organic Farm-to-Table Academy in Samoa.

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Communiqués

The Pacific Week of Agriculture - building South-South cooperation

The inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) will be held during 16-20 October in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Hosted by the Government of Vanuatu, the event will explore strategies for boosting the agri-food sector, whilst increasing production of healthy food for local consumption and supplying the tourism market.

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Expect an action plan with regional solutions

The 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum in Apia, Samoa, from 29 August to 1 September, organised by the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and supported by key regional partners, has not only identified pressing challenges but also opportunities and solutions for the development and strengthening of partnerships and linkages among the agriculture, agritourism, health, education and finance sectors.

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Farming and agribusiness

Nadi, Fiji – Some of the best regional agribusiness success stories are on show at the Agribusiness Forum taking place at the Pacific Community Agritourism Week in Nadi, Fiji. The Agribusiness Forum is organised by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), with the support of the European Union.

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Promoting agribusiness development in the Pacific

A three-day event being staged in Fiji by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Pacific Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) aims to explore opportunities for increasing rural revenues and improving local health by promoting agribusiness linked to the tourism sector.

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The Agribusiness Forum - a Pacific pledge to harness agritourism for rural development

An event aimed at promoting links between agriculture and other productive sectors in the Pacific islands has resolved to set up a regional initiative to drive plans for developing agribusiness and agritourism. The Nadi Declaration, made at the close of the Agribusiness Forum: Linking the agrifood sector to the tourism-related markets, pledged to launch a Regional Agritourism Steering Group, whose first task is to draw up a Pacific Work Plan for agritourism by 1 September 2015.

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Entretien

Samoa : Les données pour connecter les agriculteurs au marché

Le CTA s’est récemment entretenu avec Marisa Areli, responsable de la gestion des données pour Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI). Son travail consiste à transférer des informations sur les agriculteurs, comme le type de production, le niveau de revenu et le nom du village, dans des rapports en ligne, en vue de contribuer à connecter les agriculteurs au marché et les touristes aux agriculteurs.

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Iese Mataia / Samoa : Un réel avenir dans l’agriculture

Iese Mataia, 24 ans, avait toujours prévu de suivre les traces de son père en devenant menuisier. Un jour, il enttendit parler du programme « Organic Warriors Academy », une initiative lancée par le partenaire du CTA « Women in Business Development Inc » afin d’encourager les jeunes à revenir vers l’agriculture. Il prit alors une décision qui allait changer sa vie.

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Technical and scientific articles

Des drones pour compter les cocotiers

Dans les îles de Samoa, au cœur du Pacifique, la technologie des drones est utilisée dans le cadre d’une étude sur les cocotiers visant à prévoir plus précisément le rendement et la production d’huile de coco vierge.

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Background articles

Agritourism - a driver for rural incomes in Pacific island states

The full potential for agritourism – a combined strategy linking agriculture and tourism – has yet to be tapped in many Pacific countries, according to speakers at a workshop organised during the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA). Strong growth in tourism offers valuable opportunities for the local industries and rural communities in Pacific Small Island Developing States.

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A shared journey of learning at the Pacific Week of Agriculture

The first Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) opened on 16 Oct 2017 in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Taking the theme CROPS – Culture, Resilience, Opportunities, Products, Sustainability - PWA sets out to foster dialogue and commitment for realising the potential of agriculture in a region that is facing a number of economic, social and environmental challenges.

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Politiques et partenariats pour des systèmes alimentaires nutritifs aux Fidji

Les 28 et 29 juin, le CTA et l’Organisation du secteur privé des îles du Pacifique (PIPSO) ont organisé, en coopération avec le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA), un atelier national sur la « Promotion des systèmes alimentaires nutritifs dans les îles du Pacifique ». L’événement s’est déroulé à Suva (Fidji) dans le cadre du projet en cours mené par le CTA, le FIDA et la PIPSO.

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Projects

Des systèmes de données agricoles pour transformer l’agriculture à petite échelle (Data4Ag)

Les organisations paysannes (OP) et les entreprises agroalimentaires jouent un rôle clé dans la fourniture de services aux agriculteurs des pays ACP. Or, leur capacité à offrir des services améliorés aux exploitants agricoles est limitée, ce qui a des répercussions négatives au niveau de l’accès aux...

Développer les filières locales pour améliorer la nutrition et les systèmes alimentaires durables dans les îles du Pacifique

Le Pacifique, région unique et diverse, est constitué de nombreuses îles reculées dont beaucoup sont confrontées à des difficultés similaires. Les populations insulaires du Pacifique ont longtemps compté sur l’agriculture et la pêche pour se nourrir et se procurer des revenus. Mais aujourd’hui la sé...