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Initiative Chefs pour le Développement en Afrique Centrale

By CTA Admin | Oct 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Initiative Chefs pour le Développement en Afrique Centrale

Initiative Chefs pour le Développement en Afrique Centrale Interview de Marie Joseph Medzeme Engama, Experte en chaînes de valeur et travaillant avec les organisations de producteurs et chefs exécutifs de cuisine et restaurateurs. English version Contexte Le réseau « Chefs for Development » (Chefs4Dev) a  été conçu pour renforcer l’accès des petits exploitants au marché du tourisme…

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WTD2017: Agritourism Development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

By CTA Admin | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on WTD2017: Agritourism Development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

WTD2017: Agritourism Development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Tourism is a booming market, and one which shows no signs of slowing down. Its growth has the potential to improve the livelihoods of millions of people in countries around the world, particularly where synergies are created between tourism and other economic activities – from agriculture…

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Xanthosoma (cocoyam )

By CTA Admin | Jul 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Xanthosoma (cocoyam )

Xanthosoma (cocoyam ) History: Xanthosoma is a genus of flowering plants in the arum family, Araceae. The genus is native to tropical America but widely cultivated and naturalized in other tropical regions. Several are grown for their starchy corms, an important food staple of tropical regions, known variously as malanga, otoy, otoe, cocoyam (or new…

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Interview: Mereia Volavola, Chief Executive Officer of PIPSO

By CTA Admin | Jul 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Interview: Mereia Volavola, Chief Executive Officer of PIPSO

Mereia Volavola, Chief Executive Officer of PIPSO Mereia Volavola, the award winning CEO of the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) discusses the importance for the Pacific private sector of linking agriculture and tourism, and the opportunities it presents to enhance the economy and healthy eating. Background: Mereia Volavola has been the Chief Executive Officer…

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Linking Farmers & Tourists to Solve Development Challenges in SIDS

By CTA Admin | Feb 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Linking Farmers & Tourists to Solve Development Challenges in SIDS

Linking Farmers & Tourists to Solve Development Challenges in SIDS (reproduced with permission from: capacity4dev) Developing the link between agriculture and tourism could be a significant opportunity for small island developing states. Already an expanding sector in several Pacific and Caribbean islands, agritourism can address a range of development challenges – among them low agricultural…

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Linking agriculture and tourism in Samoa through policy setting

By CTA Admin | Dec 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Linking agriculture and tourism in Samoa through policy setting

Linking agriculture and tourism in Samoa through policy setting Samoa advanced its agritourism development through a policy setting workshop which took place from 13 to 16 December, in Apia. This event brought together over 70 experts, notably national stakeholders representing the fields of tourism, agriculture, trade and health, private sector representatives as well as Samoa’s foremost development…

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Chefs for Development comes to Central Africa

By CTA Admin | Dec 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Chefs for Development comes to Central Africa

Chefs for Development comes to Central Africa [CTA] A network of chefs aimed at promoting stronger linkages between value chain actors in the culinary and agriculture sectors has been launched in Central Africa. Chefs for Development was previously operating exclusively in the Caribbean and Pacific after being officially unveiled in October in the Cayman Islands,…

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Vanuatu Agritourism Festival 2016

By CTA Admin | Nov 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Vanuatu Agritourism Festival 2016

Vanuatu Agritourism Festival 2016 Vanuatu hosted its first ever Agritourism Festival from 9-11th November at the Agriculture Complex- Tagabe, in the capital city of Port Vila. Agriculture and food production are critical to Vanuatu’s prosperity and welfare: for food security and job creation. Given that animal, vegetable and other food products equate to over 82%…

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Robby Skeete

By CTA Admin | Oct 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Robby Skeete

Robby Skeete Chef Robby was born and raised in Castries (CDC) next to the famous Castries Market which is where his love for food and fresh produce and fruit emanated. Nestled in the heart of the city overlooking the Castries Harbor at Duty Free La Place Carenage is located Chef Robby’s Caribbean Pirates Restaurant Bar…

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