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Chefs and policymakers champion local cuisine, agriculture potential in ACP islands

By CTA Admin | Sep 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Chefs and policymakers champion local cuisine, agriculture potential in ACP islands

Source: www.cta.int “By importing so much food, small island developing states – SIDS – are basically exporting jobs”. This was the message of CTA Director Michael Hailu at the recently held Brussels Briefing on “Agribusiness development in SIDS: the potential of tourism-related markets”. The Briefing delivered a strong impetus for the strengthening of linkages between local agri-food…

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Culinary Training Gallery – 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum

By CTA Admin | Sep 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Culinary Training Gallery – 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum

“Chefs for Development Dinner: Contemporary Island Cuisines”2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum Parallel Chefs Training Programme organised by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) on 29 and 30th Augustwhich will culminated with the Chefs for Development Dinner: Contemporary Island Cuisines.

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Interview: Christopher Cocker

By CTA Admin | Sep 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Interview: Christopher Cocker

Interview: Christopher Cocker Interview with Chris Cocker, Chief Executive Officer, South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) SPTO is an Intergovernmental body for tourism marketing and development in the region with the vision Vision: “Inspire Sustainable Growth and Empower Pacific People. Its mandate is to “Market and Develop Tourism in the South…

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Dietary Guidelines

By CTA Admin | Sep 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Dietary Guidelines

Food-based dietary guidelines (*) Why do we need food-based dietary guidelines? Diet is one of the single most important contributors to health, but also to disease. Most countries suffer from one or more problems along the nutritional spectrum of malnutrition: acute and/or chronic undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, obesity and diet-related diseases (including type II diabetes, cardiovascular…

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Peter Edey

By CTA Admin | Sep 17, 2016 | Comments Off on Peter Edey

Peter Edey Background: Arguably Barbados’ most celebrated Chef, the name Peter Edey is now synonymous with Caribbean cuisine; generating a resurgence of pride in indigenous Barbadian and Caribbean foods and the cooking methods that make them unique. Interview: Q & A WITH CHEF PETER EDEY Q:   Chef Edey: You are one of the most emblematic…

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Brussels Briefing 46: “Agribusiness development in SIDS: the potential of tourism-related markets”

By CTA Admin | Sep 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Brussels Briefing 46: “Agribusiness development in SIDS: the potential of tourism-related markets”

(via www.cta.int) Under the title of “Agribusiness development in small island developing states: the potential of tourism-related markets”, a Brussels Briefing will be held in on 21 September 2016 from 09:00 to13:00 at the ACP Secretariat, in Brussels. It is being organised by CTA, in collaboration with the European Commission / DEVCO, CONCORD and the…

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Healthy diet

By CTA Admin | Sep 10, 2016 | Comments Off on Healthy diet

WHO Fact sheet N°394 Updated September 2015 Source: World Health Organization http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs394/en/  Key facts A healthy diet helps protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are leading global risks to health. Healthy dietary practices start…

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Karen Mapusua, POETCom (The Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community) Coordinating Officer

By CTA Admin | Aug 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Karen Mapusua, POETCom (The Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community) Coordinating Officer

Karen Mapusua recently has taken on a new role supporting development of the Coconut industry in the Pacific region prior to this she served as Coordinating Officer for the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) based in the Pacific Community, Suva Fiji. During her time with POETCom she was strongly focused on developing ‘home…

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Colin Chung

By CTA Admin | Aug 8, 2016 | Comments Off on Colin Chung

Colin Chung Short Description Chef, caterer and international hospitality consultant Background: With a BBA In Travel Industry Management from the UH at Manoa, Colin has a wealth of experience in all aspects of hospitality. His career has taken him throughout the vast industry in Hawaii, the West coast of America and throughout the South Pacific.…

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