Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop: Linking Agriculture and Tourism in Fiji

A two-day workshop that brings together Fiji’s tourism and agriculture sectors is taking place in Nadi on Friday, February 23rd followed by Suva on Monday, February 26th 2018.

Local Sourcing: laying the foundations for sustainable tourism in the Pacific

A new toolkit by the Pacific Asia Travel Association promotes local sourcing as a way of reducing food waste in the tourism and hospitality industry. This approach also has wider benefits for farmers and the local economy.

Recipes from the Pacific

Renowned Chefs have created these exceptional recipes to showcase the best of Pacific ingredients and produce. Discover how local flavours can delight the senses through imaginative combinations and beatiful presentation.

Highlights 2017: Caribbean Cuisine Gains Momentum

Policymakers, the private sector and Chefs are elevating Caribbean cuisine to new heights, ensuring that 2017 was a landmark year to link food, tourism, trade and agriculture in the region. Chefs4Dev highlights the key developments that took place, and also brings insight for what 2018 may hold.

New Opportunities through Caribbean Foods and Flavours

CTA’s new publication, titled "Strengthening local food production and trade in the Caribbean", explores the transformation of Caribbean food and agriculture systems through improved production and trade. It showcases farmers, agribusinesses, chefs and policymakers who are working and collaborating across islands and value chains to create opportunities, and enhance earnings and growth.

Chefs for Development: a powerful synergy between agriculture and cuisine

A platform that promotes stronger linkages between chefs and small-scale producers in Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Ocean countries was launched in the Caribbean.

Welcome to Chefs for Development

Chefs for Development (Chefs4Dev) is an initiative which aims to promote stronger linkages between value chain actors in the culinary and agriculture sectors, with a view to enhancing the contribution made by healthier, locally sourced food and agrifood products to menus in food establishments across the Caribbean, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. It is a collective initiative coordinated by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the Pacific Community (SPC), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), the International Fund for agricultural Development (IFAD), Women in Business Development Inc., farmer’s organisations, agribusinesses and chefs.

Featured Chef

Chef Shailesh Naidu

Shailesh started as a sous chef at The Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort in 2001, becoming the Executive Chef in 2007. He is the first Fijian Executive Chef in Fiji. 

Featured Agribusiness

Litia Sini Beach Resort, Samoa 

Litia Sini Beach Resort, Lalomanu, Upolu, Samoa, which is owned and operated Lydia Sini To’omalatai.

Featured Cuisine

Take a look at cuisines featuring local products and their history.

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