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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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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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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 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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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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Realising potential: Pacific Week of Agriculture

The first Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA), organised by the Government of Vanuatu, FAO and the Pacific Community (SPC), came to an end on 20 October 2017 after three days of workshops and two days of meetings of Heads of Agriculture and Forestry (HOAFS) and Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (MOAFS).

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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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Article syndiqué

Vanuatu to host first Pacific Week of Agriculture

Vanuatu is expecting up to 200 delegates once the country hosts the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) from 16 to 20 October 2017.

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Lovely local food - Fiji Times Online

Friday, April 21, 2017 saw the successful book launch of Colin Chung's cook book, Kana Vinaka, at the University of the South Pacific's Oceania Centre. Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu launched the book.

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