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Jamaica: Sandals Resorts International Partners With Farmers for the Supply of Irish Potatoes

By CTA Admin | Mar 13, 2018

Recognising the importance of the linkage between tourism and agriculture, Sandals Resorts International has made an upfront purchase of more than $3 million worth of Irish potato seeds, which have been handed over to local farmers. Chairman of the Tourism Linkage Council, Adam Stewart, who is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sandals, noted that…

Saint Lucia Boost Cassava Cultivation to Replace ‘White Bread’

By CTA Admin | Mar 8, 2018

With the help of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Saint Lucia has embarked on a new agricultural project, planting cassava with the intention of using the flour and mash made from it as a healthier substitute to the traditional white bread, which is made from wheat flour. The Caribbean island’s…

Link between tourism and agriculture in Fiji

By CTA Admin | Mar 8, 2018

Fiji has very comprehensive strategies in place for the sugar industry but this is not replicated across the non sugar agricultural areas, says chief executive officer for the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association, Fantasha Lockington. Speaking at a workshop yesterday on the linkages between agriculture, trade and tourism, Ms Lockington said there were many agri-tourism…

Desiccating coconuts prior to making coconut virgin oil at a WIBDI processing centre.

Samoa: Women in Business launches Agri-tourism Farm to Table app

By CTA Admin | Mar 8, 2018

Women in Business Development Incorporated (W.I.B.D.I.) has launched their new Agri-tourism Farm to Table App for android smart phones. The launch took place at their organic night market on Wednesday at the Samoa Tourism Authority Fale. The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lopao’o Natanielu Mua gave the opening remarks and officially declared the Agri-tourism Farm…

Agritourism workshop (Fiji)

By CTA Admin | Feb 23, 2018

A WORKSHOP in Nadi today is expected to draw up a policy on agritourism, which will link tourism properties with local farmers and suppliers. The Fiji Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop is a partnership between the Fiji Government, Pacific Community (SPC), Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and…

Poor roads block PNG produce

By CTA Admin | Feb 20, 2018

The head of a food market network in Papua New Guinea says the country’s poor roads are leading to a shocking amount of wasted fresh food from local farmers. NKW Fresh Produce General Manager, David Stewart, said farmers were facing difficulties bringing their produce to markets as road conditions were bad. He said PNG was…

Chandler: Grow more local foods and push agro-business development (Barbados)

By CTA Admin | Feb 20, 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management’s efforts to encourage Barbadians to grow more local foods are picking up pace. This view was expressed by Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, as he addressed a recently held field day on local medicinal plants at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church compound. One of…

PNG Coffee goes places — from Helsinki to Rarotonga

By CTA Admin | Feb 20, 2018

Sections of the capital city of Castries should expect a facelift, as one part of a new tourism enhancement project funded by the World Bank. The official launch of the project took place in Saint Lucia, last week, before a gathering of 70 persons. The Project is funded to the tune of 26 million US…

Pacific governments encourage local food production

By CTA Admin | Feb 20, 2018

In some of the latest developments, Samoa’s leader is pushing for local hotels to offer Samoa cuisine, while Vanuatu’s government is urging farmers to meet the country’s national target of food security. Samoa PM targets local food in tourism Samoa’s prime minister is urging hotels and restaurants to include local cuisine on their menus. Tuila’epa…

There’s A Full Year of Culinary Experiences Awaiting Visitors to Barbados

By CTA Admin | Feb 20, 2018

Fresh fish grilled under the open night sky, perfectly paired with the world’s oldest rum are just two of the authentic Bajan experiences that will be touted around the world as the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) brands 2018 the Year of Culinary Experiences. Keeping with tourism trends and targeting the ever-growing movement of foodie…

Jamaica: New Date for Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event

By CTA Admin | Feb 20, 2018

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that the much-anticipated Tourism Speed Networking Event, slated for March 14, 2018, at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel & Spa in Montego Bay, has been rescheduled. The event will now be hosted at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on March 15, 2018. The Ministry of Tourism’s Tourism…

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CrewFest Participants Learn Caribbean Cuisine

By CTA Admin | Feb 20, 2018

One of the special activities at the third annual Caribbean CrewFest 2018 was the exposure of several participants to the creation of an authentic Caribbean Breakfast – Ackee and Saltfish. Led by Christophe Harbour’s Executive Chef Barnaby Jones, participants first visited a farm on the Southeast Peninsula where they were able to see and harvest…

Food Tourism: A recipe for Economic Development – How ready are you Ghana?

By CTA Admin | Feb 13, 2018

“For millions of Africans, tourism is a lifeline – its potential for driving transformative and inclusive growth must be harnessed.” – Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary-General, UNCTAD The first Ghana Food and Cultural Expo 2018, a multi-sector trade-oriented exhibition in the food and hospitality industry, will be held from March 4-15. The extravaganza is being organised by…