Linking Farmers & Tourists to Solve Development Challenges in SIDS
Developing the link between agriculture and tourism could be a significant opportunity for small island developing states. Already an expanding sector in several Pacific and Caribbean islands, agritourism can address a range of development challenges – among them low agricultural productivity, high food imports and loss of tourism revenue, poor public health and youth unemployment.
Linking agriculture and tourism in Samoa through policy setting
Samoa advanced its agritourism development through a policy setting workshop which took place from 13 to 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.
Chefs for Development comes to Central Africa
A network of chefs aimed at promoting stronger linkages between value chain actors in the culinary and agriculture sectors has been launched in Central Africa. Chefs for Development was previously operating exclusively in the Caribbean and Pacific after being officially unveiled in October in the Cayman Islands, during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016.
Vanuatu Agritourism Festival 2016
Vanuatu hosted its first ever Agritourism Festival from 9-11th November at the Agriculture Complex- Tagabe, in the capital city of Port Vila. Activities at the festival included cooking demonstrations by local chefs, displays of local agricultural produce (such as a crowd favourite: Tanna Coffee), food-tasting sessions, livestock shows, competitions and musical acts.
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.
Chef and owner of Paddles Restaurant and Milani Café Family-owned businesses, specialising in Samoan-Italian cuisine (reflecting the cultural background of the family)
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