Archive for December 2016

Chefs contribute to developing agriculture

There should be more links to be forged between farmers, restaurateurs and chefs to help develop the agricultural sector. Likewise, the consumption of locally grown crops or less popular or known to be stimulated. “Take for example, bitter melon (sopropo). Only the name scares people off, but if it is presented attractively, will find it…

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Minister talks up AgriTourism

The government is serious about promoting the sustainable use of local food by the tourism industry through strengthened inter-sectoral policies. That was the message from the Minister of Tourism, Sala Fata Pinati, when he opened the AgriTourism Policy Setting Workshop being held at the T.A.T.T.E Building this week. The Minister said the key to economic…

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GAFF set for next week Saturday

The annual Gaborone African Food Festival (GAFF) will be held on December 17 at Bojanala Waterfront, Gaborone with delicious African dishes on offer. The family fun day will give the attendees an opportunity to see, taste and experience a wide variety of organic and authentic various cuisines from the four regions which include South African…

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Celebrity Chef Levi Roots signs on to Jus’ Caribbean Festival

After months of negotiations CaribDirect Multi-Media is pleased to announce Jamaican musician, celebrity chef and TV presenter Levi Roots will be participating in Grace Foods Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017 by giving an inspirational speech at the Grace Foods Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2017. Billed for Friday 18th August 2017 at Lambeth College in south…

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WIBISCO ready to do more

The West India Biscuit Company Limited (WIBISCO) is investing $2.6 million in new packaging and equipment as it prepares to take a fresh crack at the export market. Speaking on the heels of WIBISCO being named Caribbean Exporter Of The Year, WIBISCO general manager Adrian Padmore told BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY that the company expected to “open up…

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Change in tourist market brings culinary upgrades

The tourist market in Fiji has changed drastically since its inception, and so has culinary trends. Today, culinary experiences is leading the way tourism properties position themselves in the global tourism marketplace. At Denarau, Nadi, Flying Fish Fiji is a brand renowned for making the best sea food dishes in the Pacific. For those seeking to…

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Chefs’ training to enhance resort menus

A THREE-DAY training for local chefs is expected to strengthen links between the tourism and agriculture sectors, says Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism permanent secretary Shaheen Ali.Jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Ministry of Agriculture, the Contemporary Island Cuisine Training at Botaira Resort on Naviti Island, Yasawa was…

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Jamaica adds five new tourism subsectors

Five new tourism subsectors have been added to the country’s offerings as the government ramps up efforts to promote Jamaica as an ideal tourist destination. The new areas, which form part of the country’s tourism linkages network, are sports and entertainment, shopping, knowledge, health and wellness, and gastronomy. They were established to further diversify the…

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Investing in agricultural science and technology critical to achieving zero hunger by 2030

Investing in agricultural science and technology critical to achieving zero hunger by 2030 In order to meet the world’s sustainable development goals of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector need to reenergize their agricultural science and technology research capacities, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization announced today at a meeting…

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