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Farmers, traders, exporters discuss import substitution

A two-day workshop on developing import substitution on exports of fruit and vegetables and addressing market opportunities opened in Nadi today. The workshop is organised by the Improving Key Services to Agriculture (IKSA) project, implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC) and funded by the European Union (EU). Participants will discuss factors generating the selection of produce and…

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Pacific leaders alarmed over climate change’s negative impact on food systems and food security

Climate change poses an alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands, warned leaders of nine small island developing states (SIDS), representatives of regional development bodies, New Zealand and Australia at a meeting chaired by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today. The meeting took place ahead of the Pacific leaders’…

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Pacific: Regional MOU on Agritourism

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed to strengthen the cooperation and partnerships between some important regional farming organisations at the Pacific Week of Agriculture in Port Vila last week. The Papua New Guinea Women in Agriculture have joined forces with the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council, the Vanuatu Farm Support Association, the PNG Women…

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Japanese cafe owner keen on Vanuatu coffee

A Japanese investor with a string of coffee shops throughout Japan is taking a sample of Vanuatu coffee for his customers to taste. Our correspondent reported Jun Sugimoto saying that if people liked the coffee the next cafe he opens will sell nothing but Vanuatu coffee. Vanuatu’s Director of Agriculture, Antoine Ravo, has welcomed the…

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Calls for responsible antibiotic use renewed on Antibiotic Awareness Week

Calls for responsible antibiotic use renewed on Antibiotic Awareness Week More than a year after the urgent call by the United Nations for countries to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations renewed its commitment to address  antimicrobials (like antibiotics) use in food and agriculture sectors. There have been…

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UN agencies host Asia-Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

UN agencies host Asia-Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition Those responsible for producing, processing and overseeing the food we eat must take more collaborative and decisive action if the Asia-Pacific region is to achieve the zero hunger target of the Sustainable Development Goals by the 2030 deadline, the UN’s…

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More than changing consumer habits

More than changing consumer habits By: Kundhavi Kadiresan  We all know that maintaining a balanced diet is important for our wellbeing. After all, getting enough nutrients is what keeps us healthy and active. But as we also know, many people are not eating […] Source: FAO.org

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Pacific leaders alarmed over climate change's negative impact on food systems and food security

Pacific leaders alarmed over climate change's negative impact on food systems and food security Climate change poses an alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands, warned leaders of nine small island developing states (SIDS), representatives of regional development bodies, New Zealand and Australia at a meeting chaired by FAO Director-General…

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Competing interests need to collaborate to help restore Asia-Pacific's forests or risk missing 2030 sustainable development targets

Competing interests need to collaborate to help restore Asia-Pacific's forests or risk missing 2030 sustainable development targets The forestry sector across Asia and the Pacific must collaborate with a wider range of stakeholders if countries in the region are to meet key targets of the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the Asia-Pacific Forestry…

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