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Chefs’ training to enhance resort menus

By CTA Admin | Dec 16, 2016

A THREE-DAY training for local chefs is expected to strengthen links between the tourism and agriculture sectors, says Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism permanent secretary Shaheen Ali.Jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Ministry of Agriculture, the Contemporary Island Cuisine Training at Botaira Resort on Naviti Island, Yasawa was…

Jamaica adds five new tourism subsectors

By CTA Admin | Dec 16, 2016

Five new tourism subsectors have been added to the country’s offerings as the government ramps up efforts to promote Jamaica as an ideal tourist destination. The new areas, which form part of the country’s tourism linkages network, are sports and entertainment, shopping, knowledge, health and wellness, and gastronomy. They were established to further diversify the…

Investing in agricultural science and technology critical to achieving zero hunger by 2030

By CTA Admin | Dec 13, 2016

Investing in agricultural science and technology critical to achieving zero hunger by 2030 In order to meet the world’s sustainable development goals of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector need to reenergize their agricultural science and technology research capacities, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization announced today at a meeting…

Chefs for Development comes to Central Africa

By CTA Admin | Dec 9, 2016

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, during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016. Read…

FAO, SPREP and CBD introduce a guide on mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into agricultural production and management in the Pacific Islands

By CTA Admin | Dec 9, 2016

FAO, SPREP and CBD introduce a guide on mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into agricultural production and management in the Pacific Islands The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme(SPREP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), today released a technical document that provides guidance […] Source: FAO.org

UN FAO warns progress to defeat hunger is slowing in Asia-Pacific while obesity is on the rise as diets change

By CTA Admin | Dec 6, 2016

UN FAO warns progress to defeat hunger is slowing in Asia-Pacific while obesity is on the rise as diets change Progress toward defeating hunger in the world’s most populous region has slowed and countries of Asia-Pacific must redouble their efforts if the Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger is to be met by 2030, the UN’s Food and Agriculture…

Grenada Tourism Authority Names New CEO

By CTA Admin | Dec 2, 2016

The Grenada Tourism Authority has named a new chief executive officer. The GTA has appointed Patricia Maher as its new top executive, a role which will begin Dec. 19, according to GTA Chairman Rodney George. “The board of directors are pleased to welcome Ms. Maher as CEO of the GTA in December. She has years…

Festival in Timor-Leste selects best coffee

By CTA Admin | Nov 29, 2016

The Coffee Festival of Timor-Leste, which aims to select the best coffee and the best cocktail made with this product, will run until 3 December, as part of an event open to farmers and groups of associated farmers. The festival was organised by the Timor-Leste Coffee Association (ACTL) and will include the country’s first coffee…

UN FAO to release first post-MDG food security and nutrition report for Asia-Pacific

By CTA Admin | Nov 29, 2016

UN FAO to release first post-MDG food security and nutrition report for Asia-Pacific Can the countries of the world’s largest and most populous region achieve Zero Hunger by 2030? The clock is ticking. Released exclusively in Bangkok, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will launch its 2016 Asia-Pacific regional report on food insecurity entitled…

Mongolia and FAO set sights on South-South Cooperation to boost agricultural development

By CTA Admin | Nov 28, 2016

Mongolia and FAO set sights on South-South Cooperation to boost agricultural development Mongolia and FAO will work more closely together to promote international partnerships and exchanges that support sustainable agriculture in the East Asian country, the UN agency said today. A new agreement, signed by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Mongolia’s agriculture minister…

In the Caribbean, More Resort Restaurants Go Local

By CTA Admin | Nov 25, 2016

When guests enter their suites at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla, they’re greeted by a small bowl of perfectly ripe cherry tomatoes. It’s a curious amenity for a place where swan-shaped towel sculptures, hibiscus strewn beds, and complimentary bottles of rum are the welcome gifts of choice. But the tomatoes,…

Countries in Asia-Pacific race against the clock to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

By CTA Admin | Nov 14, 2016

Countries in Asia-Pacific race against the clock to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Representatives from countries in Asia and the Pacific have pledged to take immediate action to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The pledge was made with the support and collaboration of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the…

ASEAN Member States to present a united voice at COP22 on shared vision to adapt agriculture to climate change

By CTA Admin | Nov 8, 2016

ASEAN Member States to present a united voice at COP22 on shared vision to adapt agriculture to climate change ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) have adopted a common regional position on agriculture sector issues and will be promoting it at the forthcoming 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention…