Archive for February 2018

Agritourism workshop (Fiji)

A WORKSHOP in Nadi today is expected to draw up a policy on agritourism, which will link tourism properties with local farmers and suppliers. The Fiji Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop is a partnership between the Fiji Government, Pacific Community (SPC), Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and…

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Poor roads block PNG produce

The head of a food market network in Papua New Guinea says the country’s poor roads are leading to a shocking amount of wasted fresh food from local farmers. NKW Fresh Produce General Manager, David Stewart, said farmers were facing difficulties bringing their produce to markets as road conditions were bad. He said PNG was…

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Chandler: Grow more local foods and push agro-business development (Barbados)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management’s efforts to encourage Barbadians to grow more local foods are picking up pace. This view was expressed by Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, as he addressed a recently held field day on local medicinal plants at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church compound. One of…

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PNG Coffee goes places — from Helsinki to Rarotonga

Sections of the capital city of Castries should expect a facelift, as one part of a new tourism enhancement project funded by the World Bank. The official launch of the project took place in Saint Lucia, last week, before a gathering of 70 persons. The Project is funded to the tune of 26 million US…

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Pacific governments encourage local food production

In some of the latest developments, Samoa’s leader is pushing for local hotels to offer Samoa cuisine, while Vanuatu’s government is urging farmers to meet the country’s national target of food security. Samoa PM targets local food in tourism Samoa’s prime minister is urging hotels and restaurants to include local cuisine on their menus. Tuila’epa…

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Jamaica: New Date for Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that the much-anticipated Tourism Speed Networking Event, slated for March 14, 2018, at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel & Spa in Montego Bay, has been rescheduled. The event will now be hosted at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on March 15, 2018. The Ministry of Tourism’s Tourism…

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CrewFest Participants Learn Caribbean Cuisine

One of the special activities at the third annual Caribbean CrewFest 2018 was the exposure of several participants to the creation of an authentic Caribbean Breakfast – Ackee and Saltfish. Led by Christophe Harbour’s Executive Chef Barnaby Jones, participants first visited a farm on the Southeast Peninsula where they were able to see and harvest…

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Food Tourism: A recipe for Economic Development – How ready are you Ghana?

“For millions of Africans, tourism is a lifeline – its potential for driving transformative and inclusive growth must be harnessed.” – Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary-General, UNCTAD The first Ghana Food and Cultural Expo 2018, a multi-sector trade-oriented exhibition in the food and hospitality industry, will be held from March 4-15. The extravaganza is being organised by…

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