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Grenada: Carriacou Corn Festival

By CTA Admin | Oct 9, 2018

Corn is indigenous to Carriacou, and this family-friendly festival explores a variety of ways to prepare it including corn soup, cornbread, roasted corn and lots more. The location is Footprint Behind Sands, and activities include Quadrille dance performances, string & steel band music, domino competitions, and lots of fun activities for children. If you are…

The Barbados Food And Rum Festival 2018

By CTA Admin | Oct 8, 2018

Barbados is often referred to as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival has given birth to a series of events, or better yet – culinary and beverage experiences – designed to tantalize the taste buds, while offering a variety of other colourful and flavourful experiences to stimulate the other…

Tourism as a Driver of Growth in the Pacific

By CTA Admin | Oct 8, 2018

Tourism in the Pacific is increasing and will be a key driver of economic growth in the coming decade. Yet despite more visitors to the Pacific, tourism growth is not inevitable for all countries in the region. This brief identifies the trends driving this increase. To secure and sustainably harness the benefits of this growth,…

Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018

By CTA Admin | Oct 8, 2018

During the week of October 8 to 12, 2018, the Government of Barbados will be hosting the fifteenth (15th) Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) under the theme: “Strengthening Agriculture for a Healthier Future in the Region”.  First held in Trinidad and Tobago in 1999, CWA takes place under the aegis of the Alliance for Sustainable Development of…

CACAOFIJI 75% by OCHO Chocolate wins gold medal at NZ Chocolate Awards

By CTA Admin | Sep 28, 2018

Bean-to-bar Chocolate Bars, Dark Chocolate Bar Category CacaoFiji is pleased to announce that their cocoa beans have won the Gold medal in the Bean to Bar Dark chocolate category at the 2018 New Zealand Chocolate Awards . The name of bar is Ocho 75% Cacao Fiji Dark Chocolate . New Zealand’s top chocolates were named…

World Tourism Day 2018 “Going Digital: Transforming Tourism and Agriculture in Small Island States”

By CTA Admin | Sep 27, 2018

Data and technology have revolutionised the way we live our lives. In developing countries, these tools have created new opportunities to improve livelihoods and create jobs in both traditional and emerging sectors, with exciting prospects for investment, growth and replication. World Tourism Day 2018 (27 September) celebrates Tourism and the Digital Transformation, bringing technology to the…

PNG cuisine to be showcased during APEC meet

By CTA Admin | Sep 25, 2018

Native Papua New Guinean foods including mud crabs, farmed beef and hand-caught Spanish mackerel will be served at the APEC Leaders’ Summit in November. The food, cooked in a three-metre earth oven, styled on a traditional mumu, will be served to hundreds of dignitaries from 21 countries attending the summit in Port Moresby. About 50…

Chefs Shortage And Youth Unemployment In Ghana: The “Chef From The Street” Approach

By CTA Admin | Sep 25, 2018

Ghana’s hospitality and tourism industry has been growing at a fast rate. This is evident with the springing up of hotels and restaurants across the country. Hospitality businesses across Ghana have been untouched by the difficulties of finding the right staff, and nowhere are these problems more visible than in kitchens up and down the…

Vanuatu women benefit from food stalls scheme near nakamal

By CTA Admin | Sep 25, 2018

The nakamal is the place where ni-Vanuatu traditionally come together to consume kava, the root-based brew which plays a fundamental role in Vanuatu society. Being able to tap into this space has helped the women and their families financially. Asnette Nasse lives in the Freshwater area in the capital Port Vila and is part of…

DVees brings West African flavours to Europe with ‘accessible’ formats

By CTA Admin | Sep 25, 2018

UK start-up DVees is on a mission to bring West African flavours to Western Europe, starting with a hibiscus-infused drink and range of condiments. “You can find West African food if you look for it, but it’s not accessible or beautifully presented,” its co-founder says. Source and More Info: https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2018/09/21/DVees-brings-West-African-flavours-to-Europe-with-accessible-formats

Papua New Guinea: Tap into agri-tourism: NGCB

By CTA Admin | Sep 24, 2018

The recent 62nd National Gaming Control Board (NGCB) Goroka Show has displayed a huge potential in agri-tourism. This was revealed by the NGCB Community Benefit Fund Director, Rayleen Kurua. Kurua said the Show illustrated the potential Eastern Highlands has to successfully promote the agriculture and tourism sectors in the country. “Tourists will want to spend…

Barbados Getting Set for Food and Rum Festival

By CTA Admin | Sep 24, 2018

One of the region’s most popular food festivals is fast approaching. And while this year’s Barbados Food and Rum Festival will have all of the culinary and rum-filled features travelers have come to expect, it’s making some changes, too. Launching on International Rum Day, this year’s festival will run from October 18 to 21, and…

Tourism and development in the Pacific: possible or improbable?

By CTA Admin | Sep 20, 2018

Tourism has undoubtedly become one of the most important economic activities in Pacific island countries (PICs). For some, such as Vanuatu, Fiji and the Cook Islands, tourism is one of the largest economic sectors, while for others, the aim is to increase visitor arrivals, and more importantly, visitor expenditure. The development of tourism in PICs…