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More than changing consumer habits

By CTA Admin | Nov 11, 2017

More than changing consumer habits By: Kundhavi Kadiresan  We all know that maintaining a balanced diet is important for our wellbeing. After all, getting enough nutrients is what keeps us healthy and active. But as we also know, many people are not eating […] Source: FAO.org

Poor diets and ill-equipped food systems are a growing threat to nutrition in Asia-Pacific

By CTA Admin | Nov 7, 2017

Poor diets and ill-equipped food systems are a growing threat to nutrition in Asia-Pacific The Asia-Pacific region, home to most of the world’s undernourished people, needs urgent action to improve diets and reset its food systems which are critical to the delivery of healthy, nutritious foods, FAO said today. According to the findings of FAO’s…

Competing interests need to collaborate to help restore Asia-Pacific's forests or risk missing 2030 sustainable development targets

By CTA Admin | Oct 24, 2017

Competing interests need to collaborate to help restore Asia-Pacific's forests or risk missing 2030 sustainable development targets The forestry sector across Asia and the Pacific must collaborate with a wider range of stakeholders if countries in the region are to meet key targets of the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the Asia-Pacific Forestry…

Government ministers and experts gather for first Pacific Week of Agriculture – highlight on nutrition and food security

By CTA Admin | Oct 12, 2017

Government ministers and experts gather for first Pacific Week of Agriculture – highlight on nutrition and food security Global agricultural leaders will gather in Vanuatu next week for the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA 2017). Vanuatu is hosting the one-week event from 16 to 20 October in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC) and…

Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries

By CTA Admin | Oct 9, 2017

Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries Millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural areas to escape poverty, argues a new FAO report published today. Rural areas actually have vast potential…

Sarah Kirnon – Barbadian chef serving up Caribbean cuisine in California lauded

By CTA Admin | Sep 14, 2017

One of California’s celebrated chefs and one of Barbados’ own, Sarah Kirnon has received an invitation from Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, to be part of the Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival. Ms. Kirnon, who owns and runs Ms. Ollie’s, a restaurant located in the Bay Area, Oakland California, paid a courtesy call on Tuesday,…

Seychellois chef joins Seychelles Tourism Board to promote Creole food in South Korea

By CTA Admin | Sep 14, 2017

Seychellois Creole food, which combines flavors from various corners of the world as a result of the Seychelles’ historical connections, is one of the islands’ attributes that appeal to visitors. Seychellois chef, Marcus Freminot, had the chance to showcase this unique factor of the island destination in South Korea, at the invitation of the Seychelles…

Fiji: Opportunity for organic farmers at new eatery

By CTA Admin | Sep 14, 2017

The Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises is preparing to open its new restaurant, Tukuni. Located at the top floor of their head office in Tuvu, Ba, Tukuni is an organic eatery which is focused on the farm-to-table approach. FRIEND director and founder Sashi Kiran said all the meals were freshly made using traditional methods. These…

Vanuatu to host first Pacific Week of Agriculture

By CTA Admin | Sep 14, 2017

Vanuatu to host first Pacific Week of Agriculture Vanuatu is expecting up to 200 delegates once the country hosts the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) from 16 to 20 October 2017. The figure has been revealed by organizers in Port Vila who are optimistic PWA, which will combine for the first time, two key…

Storytelling and Food: How Pacific Islands are Revitalizing Pride in their Food Culture

By CTA Admin | Aug 30, 2017

The bounty and diversity of Papua New Guinea can easily make one’s jaw drop.  Home to a staggering array of endemic species and over 800 indigenous tribes, Papua New Guinea is also the world’s most linguistically diverse nation. This diversity has also birthed an incredible food culture that has been stewarded by local communities in…

CDB approves funding to improve food safety management in Grenada

By CTA Admin | Aug 30, 2017

The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding to the government of Grenada to enhance the compliance of its fresh fruits and vegetables subsector with internationally recognised food safety management systems (FSMS). The funding will support capacity-building of key stakeholders, including male and female farmers, exporters and agricultural extension agents,…

Food and rum galore in Barbados

By CTA Admin | Aug 30, 2017

For years it latched onto an international brand name, then Barbados brought things home with a totally local flavor, and now the island feels ready to compete worldwide as a culinary and drink connoisseur destination. When the island’s Tourism Marketing department held the 2017 media launch of ‘Barbados Food and Rum Festival’ a few days…

Protect culture of Caribbean cuisine

By CTA Admin | Aug 30, 2017

Caribbean culinary culture is being bastardised and a local chef is adamant that efforts have to be made to ensure that this culture retains its authenticity. Chef Peter Edey, producer of the Caribbean Culinary Conference being held here in Barbados from August 21-25, 2017, made the comments as he spoke at a press conference yesterday…