Archive for December 2017

Fiji to host Asia-Pacific Regional Conference

Fiji to host Asia-Pacific Regional Conference The Government of Fiji has formally agreed to host the 34th FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations announced today. The hosting arrangements for the 34th APRC were formalized in the Fijian capital Suva following the signing of…

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Solomons’ want more local food on hotel menus

Tourism authorities in Solomon Islands say they want more local produce to feature on restaurant menus around the country. This comes as several government agencies work together with other stakeholders to link agriculture, tourism and trade. The marketing manager of the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau, Freda Unusi, said tourists often wanted to taste local food…

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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. Since 2016, WIBDI has been offering a training…

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Australia and FAO to work together on improving fresh water management in Asian agriculture to safeguard the region's food security

Australia and FAO to work together on improving fresh water management in Asian agriculture to safeguard the region's food security The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Australia and the Australian Water Partnership to work toward improvements in fresh water management in…

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