Archive for April 2018

Barbados: Food import bill simply too high – Fletcher-Paul

One regional agriculture specialist is advising Government to make it mandatory for tourism operators here to use a certain amount of local agriculture produce in their operations. This suggestion has come from sub-regional Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul, who said Barbados’ food import bill was simply too high. Addressing…

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Vanuatu: National Week of Agriculture in July

Luganville will be hosting the National Week of Agriculture from July 16 -20. The event is expected to attract around 500 agricultural educators, specialists, program managers, producers and farmers across Vanuatu and the Pacific. The national agriculture week is sponsored by the Vanuatu Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture. Minister of Agriculture, Matai Seremaiah has…

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Cuba’s Organic Farming Revolution Is Debunking Its Reputation For Bad Food

Thanks to a small-scale organic farming revolution, Cuba is defying its stubborn reputation for the kind of bland, meagre cuisine that previously deterred traveling foodies.  In Viñales, a small town of colorful colonial bungalows and dramatic limestone hills, meals are served farm-to-fork in the purest sense. The contents of your plate—silky eggplant, hand-cut sweet potato fries, dewy heirloom…

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Enjoy a Culinary Journey Around Jamaica Through Its Diverse Farm-to-Table Experiences

Jamaica is fast becoming a popular destination for food lovers and more visitors are interested in exploring the island’s rich culinary heritage. The widespread “farm-to-table” trend has taken root and shows no sign of waning, showcasing the diversity of Jamaica’s culinary offering. “We’re excited to see that Jamaica is now considered among the options for…

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Guyana – Agricultural Sector

Guyana’s vast tracts of productive land present enormous opportunities for growth.  Agriculture is one of the most important productive sectors of Guyana’s economy.  Agriculture accounts for approximately one-third of Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 30% of the country’s employment.  However, in recent years, the sector has been affected by volatility in international commodity prices…

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The Effects of Tourism in the Caribbean

Tourism is vital to the entire Caribbean region, contributing an estimated 14 percent of the region’s Gross Domestic Product in 2013. A survey undertaken by the Oxford Economic organization in 2010 found that tourism played a larger role in the Caribbean economy than it did in any of the world’s other equivalent areas. Yet the…

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Tourism–Agriculture Nexuses: practices, challenges and opportunities in the case of Bale Mountains National Park, Southeastern Ethiopia

Linkage of tourism with agriculture is critical for maximizing the contribution of local economic and tourism development. However, these two sectors are not well linked for sustainable local development in many destinations of developing countries. The objective of the study was assessing the practice, challenges and opportunities of tourism–agriculture nexuses in Bale Mountains National Park,…

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BHTA CEO: Linkages between tourism, agriculture being strengthened

The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) has been working with local farmers, in an effort to strengthen the linkages between tourism and agriculture, and to see more local produce being utilised in the tourism sector. Word of this has come from Rudy Grant, CEO of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association. Whilst lending support…

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