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Vanuatu Agritourism Forum: Agritourism Logo competition opens

By CTA Admin | Nov 28, 2017

THE Vanuatu Agritourism Steering Committee is calling for interested persons to design a logo for the Agritourism Program. yasurThe committee said that the criteria to be featured in the logo are tourism features of Vanuatu like volcanoes, beaches, coconuts, land diving, custom dances and more. Agricultural products of Vanuatu like fruits, vegetables, livestock, poultry, piggery…

Chief Veterinary Officers from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan meet on Transboundary Animal Diseases

By CTA Admin | Nov 27, 2017

Chief Veterinary Officers from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan meet on Transboundary Animal Diseases Livestock play an important role in countries of Central and South Asia in relation to boosting nutrition but also by helping to improve livelihoods, particlarly those of small holders and their families. Outbreaks of animal diseases like foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and…

Food influences holiday destination for 76% of APAC travelers

By CTA Admin | Nov 24, 2017

According to the Airbnb Asia Pacific(APAC) Travel survey, Asia Pacific (APAC) travelers are getting more adventurous with 71% of people surveyed emphasizing the importance of trying local cuisines on vacation, and 6 out of 10 (59%) travelers keen to try new experiences or activities. That’s why Airbnb has partnered with four high profile and award…

Farmers need to connect with buyers in the tourism industry

By CTA Admin | Nov 24, 2017

Food and drinks are critical facts that determine the choice of destination for many tourists. This applies also to tourists that visit the Pacific, according to the Hilton (2014) survey of travelers which says that 36 percent of tourists interviewed chose their holiday destination based on food and drinks on offer. Vanuatu is the only…

Fiji: Agricultural products promoted to tourism customers

By CTA Admin | Nov 21, 2017

The Ministry of Agriculture during the recent HOTEC Tradeshow promoted agricultural products with potential tourism customers. The tourism Tradeshow which was an event for product manufacturers and suppliers to exhibit their products and services, provided an opportune time for the Ministry to promote local exporters and market their agricultural produce locally and internationally. In the…

Vanuatu: First Agritourism Forum soon

By CTA Admin | Nov 21, 2017

The Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) is gearing up to host Vanuatu’s first Agritourism Forum, under the theme, “From Farm to Table”. The forum was initiated in the aftermaths of the successful hosting of the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA). DARD Director, Antoine Ravo, explains: “After the PWA…

Farmers, traders, exporters discuss import substitution

By CTA Admin | Nov 21, 2017

A two-day workshop on developing import substitution on exports of fruit and vegetables and addressing market opportunities opened in Nadi today. The workshop is organised by the Improving Key Services to Agriculture (IKSA) project, implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC) and funded by the European Union (EU). Participants will discuss factors generating the selection of produce and…

Pacific leaders alarmed over climate change’s negative impact on food systems and food security

By CTA Admin | Nov 15, 2017

Climate change poses an alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands, warned leaders of nine small island developing states (SIDS), representatives of regional development bodies, New Zealand and Australia at a meeting chaired by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today. The meeting took place ahead of the Pacific leaders’…

Pacific: Regional MOU on Agritourism

By CTA Admin | Nov 14, 2017

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed to strengthen the cooperation and partnerships between some important regional farming organisations at the Pacific Week of Agriculture in Port Vila last week. The Papua New Guinea Women in Agriculture have joined forces with the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council, the Vanuatu Farm Support Association, the PNG Women…

Japanese cafe owner keen on Vanuatu coffee

By CTA Admin | Nov 14, 2017

A Japanese investor with a string of coffee shops throughout Japan is taking a sample of Vanuatu coffee for his customers to taste. Our correspondent reported Jun Sugimoto saying that if people liked the coffee the next cafe he opens will sell nothing but Vanuatu coffee. Vanuatu’s Director of Agriculture, Antoine Ravo, has welcomed the…

Calls for responsible antibiotic use renewed on Antibiotic Awareness Week

By CTA Admin | Nov 13, 2017

Calls for responsible antibiotic use renewed on Antibiotic Awareness Week More than a year after the urgent call by the United Nations for countries to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations renewed its commitment to address  antimicrobials (like antibiotics) use in food and agriculture sectors. There have been…

UN agencies host Asia-Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

By CTA Admin | Nov 12, 2017

UN agencies host Asia-Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition Those responsible for producing, processing and overseeing the food we eat must take more collaborative and decisive action if the Asia-Pacific region is to achieve the zero hunger target of the Sustainable Development Goals by the 2030 deadline, the UN’s…

More than changing consumer habits

By CTA Admin | Nov 11, 2017

More than changing consumer habits By: Kundhavi Kadiresan  We all know that maintaining a balanced diet is important for our wellbeing. After all, getting enough nutrients is what keeps us healthy and active. But as we also know, many people are not eating […] Source: FAO.org