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Cuba’s Organic Farming Revolution Is Debunking Its Reputation For Bad Food

Thanks to a small-scale organic farming revolution, Cuba is defying its stubborn reputation for the kind of bland, meagre cuisine that previously deterred traveling foodies.  In Viñales, a small town of colorful colonial bungalows and dramatic limestone hills, meals are served farm-to-fork in the purest sense. The contents of your plate—silky eggplant, hand-cut sweet potato fries, dewy heirloom…

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Enjoy a Culinary Journey Around Jamaica Through Its Diverse Farm-to-Table Experiences

Jamaica is fast becoming a popular destination for food lovers and more visitors are interested in exploring the island’s rich culinary heritage. The widespread “farm-to-table” trend has taken root and shows no sign of waning, showcasing the diversity of Jamaica’s culinary offering. “We’re excited to see that Jamaica is now considered among the options for…

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Guyana – Agricultural Sector

Guyana’s vast tracts of productive land present enormous opportunities for growth.  Agriculture is one of the most important productive sectors of Guyana’s economy.  Agriculture accounts for approximately one-third of Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 30% of the country’s employment.  However, in recent years, the sector has been affected by volatility in international commodity prices…

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The Effects of Tourism in the Caribbean

Tourism is vital to the entire Caribbean region, contributing an estimated 14 percent of the region’s Gross Domestic Product in 2013. A survey undertaken by the Oxford Economic organization in 2010 found that tourism played a larger role in the Caribbean economy than it did in any of the world’s other equivalent areas. Yet the…

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Tourism–Agriculture Nexuses: practices, challenges and opportunities in the case of Bale Mountains National Park, Southeastern Ethiopia

Linkage of tourism with agriculture is critical for maximizing the contribution of local economic and tourism development. However, these two sectors are not well linked for sustainable local development in many destinations of developing countries. The objective of the study was assessing the practice, challenges and opportunities of tourism–agriculture nexuses in Bale Mountains National Park,…

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BHTA CEO: Linkages between tourism, agriculture being strengthened

The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) has been working with local farmers, in an effort to strengthen the linkages between tourism and agriculture, and to see more local produce being utilised in the tourism sector. Word of this has come from Rudy Grant, CEO of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association. Whilst lending support…

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Tourism Interests Urged to Invest in Agriculture

Chairman of the Tourism Linkages Council in Jamaica, Adam Stewart, is calling on hoteliers and other tourism interests, to invest in the local agriculture sector, noting that this is a surefire way of enhancing the country’s economic development. He says that “for too long, we have been ignoring the obvious linkage between two of Jamaica’s…

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Bid to promote locally produced food

Renowned chef and Pacific hospitality consultant Colin Chung will be the only chef representing Fiji and the Pacific Islands at the 4th Asian Organic Gourmet Festival in Bangkok, Thailand this weekend. Mr Chung’s brainchild is the cookbook Kana Vinaka, will be also launching his publication at the four-day food, wine and wellness extravaganza that commences…

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TTC Special: Culinary art crucial in tourism world

A kingdom still rising in tourism industry around the world is the national cuisine to which several countries are dedicating 2018. Mexico, Jamaica, Peru and Dominican Republic in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Italy Holland and Germany in Europe among other countries have decided that culinary tourism is a crucial piece of its numerous…

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Zambia: We can fight poverty with tourism, it’s a game changer – Chaila

Zambia Tourism Agency, ZTA, Chief Executive Officer Felix Chaila says the decision by the Zambian government to elevate the Ministry of Tourism to an economic ministry and second only to Agriculture is a recognition of the sector’s capacity to improve people’s lives. Speaking in Berlin at the International Tourism Bourse, ITB, an international tourism and…

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