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Charles Toto

By Miri Dinamati | Jul 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Charles Toto

Charles Toto Founder of the Papua Jungle Chef Community and ambassador for traditional Papuan gastronomy Fate had a part to play when Charles Toto’s life path changed from becoming a lawyer to entering the food world. In 2006, Chef Charles established the Papua Jungle Chef Community, a network of enthusiasts from across the Indonesian region…

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Nompumelelo Mqwebu

By Miri Dinamati | Jul 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Nompumelelo Mqwebu

Nompumelelo Mqwebu Background: Hailing from the streets of Umlazi in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal, Chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu never imagined her passion for cooking and food would be her passport to travel internationally. Chef Nompumelelo is an ardent food traveller – come author – who always utilised every opportunity to learn, share and unite with food and people.…

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John Hazzard

By Miri Dinamati | Jun 18, 2018 | Comments Off on John Hazzard

John A Hazzard Influencing Caribbean cuisine Barbados-based Chef John A Hazzard has keen ambitions to be instrumental in putting Caribbean cuisine on the map and is doing his utmost to make this a reality. “I hope I have some influence on Caribbean cuisine being recognised for its distinct flavours and unique taste from here in…

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Prabhat Kumar Prawin

By Miri Dinamati | Jun 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Prabhat Kumar Prawin

Prabhat Kumar Prawin Background: From the small village of Bihar, India to Melbourne, Melbourne to Darwin, and Darwin to Fiji, the culinary journey for Chef Prabhat Prawin, Executive chef for Sheraton and Westin Denarau complex Fiji has been a big learning experience. Born in a small village near Patna in India, Prabhat studied hotel management…

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Linking Agriculture and Tourism in Fiji

By CTA Admin | Feb 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Linking Agriculture and Tourism in Fiji

Linking Agriculture and Tourism in Fiji Strengthening intersectoral linkages between agriculture and tourism for a more resilient economy A two-day workshop that brings together Fiji’s tourism and agriculture sectors was held in Nadi on Friday, February 23rd followed by Suva on Monday, February 26th 2018. The Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop is organised by the Government of Fiji in collaboration…

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Tapping into the potential: Connecting Cameroon’s farmers to chefs

By CTA Admin | Feb 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Tapping into the potential: Connecting Cameroon’s farmers to chefs

Tapping into the potential: Connecting Cameroon’s farmers to chefs     Marie Joseph Medzeme Engama is a socio-anthropologist and specialist in value chains, rural development and climate change. Founder and President of the association of young women involved in development, Association des jeunes femmes actrices du développement, since September 2017 she has been director of…

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Sourcing locally for a more sustainable tourism economy in the Pacific

By CTA Admin | Jan 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Sourcing locally for a more sustainable tourism economy in the Pacific

Sourcing locally for a more sustainable tourism economy in the Pacific   Local sourcing can help to avoid revenue leakages from the tourism economy A new toolkit also promotes local sourcing as a way of reducing food waste in the tourism and hospitality industry Networks between chefs and farmers, suppliers and hotels are critical to…

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Caribbean Cuisine Agritourism Highlights 2017

By CTA Admin | Jan 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Caribbean Cuisine Agritourism Highlights 2017

Highlights 2017: Caribbean Cuisine Gains Momentum Caribbean cuisine closes the year on a high note Policymakers, the private sector and Chefs are elevating Caribbean cuisine to new heights, ensuring that 2017 was a landmark year for linking food, tourism, trade and agriculture in the region. Chefs4Dev highlights the key developments that took place and brings insights on…

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Strengthening local food production and trade in the Caribbean

By CTA Admin | Dec 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Strengthening local food production and trade in the Caribbean

New Opportunities through Caribbean foods and flavours     CTA’s new publication, titled “Strengthening local food production and trade in the Caribbean“, explores the transformation of Caribbean food and agriculture systems through improved production and trade. It showcases farmers, agribusinesses, chefs and policymakers who are working and collaborating across islands and value chains to create…

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