Asia-Pacific looks at greening cities to improve lives and livelihoods

By CTA Admin | Apr 6, 2016

Asia-Pacific looks at greening cities to improve lives and livelihoods There is huge potential for an increase in urban forests, trees and green areas to counteract the negative effects of rapid urbanization and improve livelihoods in the major cities of Asia and the Pacific, a regional meeting on urban forestry heard today. The First Asia-Pacific…

Dominican Republic’s world-class gastronomy encourages visitors to explore beyond the buffet

By webmaster | Apr 2, 2016

Dominican Republic’s world-class gastronomy encourages visitors to explore beyond the buffet Dominican Republic.– Popularly known for picture-perfect beaches and all-inclusive vacations, Dominican Republic invites travellers to experience authentic tastes and haute cuisine beyond the resort buffet. Recognized as one of the most gastronomically diverse and exquisite destinations in The Caribbean, the country boasts a variety of culinary attractions,…

Philippine Government and FAO take to the sky with drones in disaster risk reduction efforts for the agriculture sector

By webmaster | Mar 23, 2016

In an effort to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on its food security, the Philippine Department of Agriculture and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched drones to more accurately predict where agricultural damage will be worst and quickly assess damages […] Source:

​SEAFOOD, SUN AND SAND! CRFM seeks to strengthen the linkages between Fisheries and Tourism

By CTA Admin | Mar 22, 2016

A delightful supper of freshly caught, grilled fish or lobster often adds a special touch to the Caribbean experience of tourists who come to the region not just for “sea, sun and sand”—but also for its superb seafood! Through tourism, which brings almost 30 million visitors to our shores each year and which contributes nearly…

Combating illegal fishing and strengthening seafood traceability

By webmaster | Mar 22, 2016

Seafood products are among the most widely traded food commodities in the world, with estimates for 2015 placing the value of international fish trade at US$ 130 billion, but illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) – estimated at some US$ 10 – 23 billion annually – is undermining the industry, […] Source:

Alimentaria Showcases the Connection Between Food and Gastronomy for the World

By webmaster | Mar 21, 2016

Alimentaria 2016 will be more gourmet- and experience-driven than ever to highlight and promote the quality, variety and wealth of Spanish food and drink products. The event organised by Fira de Barcelona and Alimentaria Exhibitions-which takes place on 25-28 April-will show how to take advantage of the bond between the food industry, gastronomy and tourism to carve…

On International Day of Forests, students in Asia debate the important link between the region's forests and its fresh water supply

By webmaster | Mar 21, 2016

With ongoing drought and farmers facing some of their most serious access to water issues for many years,  students from a number of international and local high schools and universities in Bangkok have held a lively debate on the future of the region’s forests and their link to our critical […] Source:

Nepal pledges to end hunger by 2025

By webmaster | Mar 14, 2016

The Government of Nepal, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has today launched a National Action Plan to eradicate hunger from the country by 2025. The National Action Plan on the Zero Hunger Initiative in Nepal (2016 – 2025) was launched jointly by Nepalese […] Source:

FAO conference for Asia-Pacific closes with emphasis on supporting SDGs, improving nutrition and countering threats to agriculture from climate change

By webmaster | Mar 12, 2016

Forty-four countries in the Asia-Pacific region have called on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to move forward with regional efforts to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and counter threats to agriculture from climate change by 2030. <p […] Source:

Grace Kennedy signs MOU to develop new products from Jamaican produce

By webmaster | Mar 11, 2016

The Scientific Research Council (SRC) is partnering with food manufacturing giant, Grace Kennedy on the development of new food items from local agricultural produce. Under a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed this week, the entities will collaborate to improve the quantity and quality of food products on the market through the application of science…

Chefs, bartenders challenged to change foreign tastes

By webmaster | Feb 29, 2016

Local prize winning chefs and bartenders have been challenged to use their skills, knowledge and passion to refashion the tastes of citizens to eat healthy using locally grown food. Tourism Development Company’s board chairman, Dennise Demming, who issued the challenge on February 22 in an address at the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA)…

Young culinary student makes history

By CTA Admin | Feb 25, 2016

Fifteen year old Ngatangiia boy Kiikoro Totini has made his mark on history, by becoming the youngest culinary apprentice ever to be accepted at the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute in Ngatangiia. And it’s all part of an important life lesson for Totini. Attending a private school in Muri, Kiikoro realised that his time there was less than…

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