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Asia-Pacific's food safety and security strengthened through latest ICT developments

By CTA Admin | Aug 29, 2016

Asia-Pacific's food safety and security strengthened through latest ICT developments Recent advances in information and communication technology are leading to remarkable improvements in agricultural production and food safety in Asia and the Pacific, a UN forum of ICT experts meeting in Bangkok heard today. From drones to smart phones, advances in ICT are bridging the…

Top Chefs showcase Pacific flavours at Regional Agribusiness Forum in Apia, Samoa

By CTA Admin | Aug 28, 2016

Top Chefs showcase Pacific flavours at Regional Agribusiness Forum in Apia, Samoa [28/08/2016] Pacific cuisine is to feature as part of the forthcoming 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum, taking place from August 29 to September 1 in Apia, Samoa. A special Chefs Training Programme on “Pacific Contemporary Island Cuisine” will see renowned regional chefs Robert Oliver…

Media Advisory: On Display in Bangkok – Food safety/security gains made possible by advances in ICT

By CTA Admin | Aug 26, 2016

Media Advisory: On Display in Bangkok – Food safety/security gains made possible by advances in ICT |  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Recent advances in information and communication technology are leading to great improvements in food security and food safety in Asia and the Pacific. A three-day exhibition, with live demonstrations, will take place on the sidelines…

When it comes to its humanitarian work, FAO is in it for the long haul

By CTA Admin | Aug 19, 2016

When it comes to its humanitarian work, FAO is in it for the long haul Celebrated every 19 August, World Humanitarian Day provides an annual reminder of the continuing need for collective action to alleviate suffering and want around the globe. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of…

This Anguilla Hotel Now Has Its Own Fish Market

By CTA Admin | Aug 16, 2016

It’s a first-of-its-kind culinary experience in the Caribbean: a hotel with its own fish market. It’s the brainchild of the Zemi Beach House hotel in Anguilla: each week, the Zemi Beach House Fish Market sees local fishermen bring the fresh catch of the day to the shores of Shoal Bay. The fish is then barbecued by the…

Bringing in fisheries along the road from Paris to Marrakech COP-22

By CTA Admin | Aug 8, 2016

Bringing in fisheries along the road from Paris to Marrakech COP-22 Today in Bangkok, a three-day global conference on climate change adaptation for the fisheries and aquaculture sector opens. The Conference, FishAdapt, provides participants from government, intergovernmental organizations, academia, private sector and civil society the opportunity to share real-life experiences and practical research relating to identifying…

Jamaican Farmers Getting Assistance To Supply Tourism Businesses

By CTA Admin | Aug 5, 2016

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has declared that his Ministry will be working assiduously to address the constraints Jamaican farmers face in meeting the required capacity to supply tourism businesses. The Minister was speaking at the 2016 Denbigh Agri-Industrial Show in May Pen on Sunday July 31, 2016. There, he outlined that the Tourism Linkages…

St Barth’s Must-Visit Food Festival

By CTA Admin | Aug 4, 2016

For a few days in early November, St Barth will become the center of the culinary world. This year will be the third edition of the St Barth Gourmet Festival, bringing together top chefs, restaurants and hotels for a gastronomic extravaganza. The four-day event will take place from Nov. 3-6. Some of the island’s leading…

Local produce at Niuas and Vava’u shows

By CTA Admin | Aug 2, 2016

The first three of six Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Shows for 2016 for this year were held in Niuatoputapu, Niuafo’ou and Vava’u last week. King Tupou VI opened the Niuatoputapu show at Matangimalie grounds on 27 July, and Niuafo’ou at Latufuipeka grounds on 28 July. The small population on these two remote outer islands is reported…

Te Maeva Nui Opening Ceremony and Float Parade

By CTA Admin | Aug 1, 2016

Every year from June to August about 2000 people on Rarotonga and the outer islands put their lives on hold to prepare for Te Maeva Nui, the national culture and dance festival. It is a week-long cultural marathon held around the date of August 4th, which is the birthday of the Cook Islands as an…

PT&I’s Pacific Hub opens at Auckland Food Show

By CTA Admin | Aug 1, 2016

Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) has partnered with eight Pacific Island companies to promote a range of high quality food and beverage products from the Pacific Islands at the Auckland Food Show (AFS) starting this Thursday 28 July 2016, at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane Auckland. The four-day event will feature eight Pacific Island companies at PT&I’s Pacific Hub stand that…

Top Chef Hails Local Flavours

By CTA Admin | Aug 1, 2016

A TOP Pacific chef co-ordinating a workshop promoting the use of local ingredients in local hotels hailed Solomon Islands seafood as among the best in the world. Celebrity chef Colin Chung made the comment after completing the Farm to Table culinary workshop in Munda, Solomon Islands from April 18-22. Mr Chung has been fashioned by…

Nevisian Chef Mango Feast 2016 Successful, Says NTA Official

By CTA Admin | Jul 19, 2016

Devon Liburd, Sales and Marketing Director at the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) says the 3rd annual Nevisian Chef Mango Feast was successful. It formed part of the Nevis Mango and Food Festival hosted by the NTA on July 10, 2016, at Oualie Beach. Liburd told the Department of Information on July 11, 2016, that the…