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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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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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