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CTO launches new initiative on climate change resilience

By CTA Admin | May 10, 2018

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has launched a regional tourism education and awareness campaign (RTEAC) aimed at fostering a discussion on climate resilience and sustainability on both the regional and international stage. The CTO said that the initiative is dedicated to the memory of its former employee, Bonita Morgan, “a beloved regional champion of…

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Call in Fiji to return to traditional foods to reduce NCDs

By CTA Admin | May 3, 2018

Fiji’s President Jioji Konrote says a dietary transition away from traditional, domestic staples towards diets high in processed foods has contributed to the non-communicable disease epidemic in Fiji. Major-General Konrote, who is leading the campaign in Fiji to reduce NCDs, says 80 percent of the deaths of Fijians under 70 years of age are due…

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CTO launches new initiative on climate change resilience

By CTA Admin | May 3, 2018

The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has launched a regional tourism education and awareness campaign (RTEAC) aimed at fostering a discussion on climate resilience and sustainability on both the regional and international stage. The CTO said that the initiative is dedicated to the memory of its former employee, Bonita Morgan, “a beloved regional champion of…

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Samoa Tourism Exchange 2018 opens

By CTA Admin | May 1, 2018

The annual Samoa Tourism Exchange 2018 was officially opened last night at the Taumeasina Island Resort. The occasion was blessed by the government chaplain, Reverend Fuimaono Lautofu Afamasaga, with the keynote speech given by the Minister of Tourism, Sala Fata Pinati. Sala welcomed the travel trade and media experts from all over the world as…

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Barbados: Food import bill simply too high – Fletcher-Paul

By CTA Admin | Apr 23, 2018

One regional agriculture specialist is advising Government to make it mandatory for tourism operators here to use a certain amount of local agriculture produce in their operations. This suggestion has come from sub-regional Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul, who said Barbados’ food import bill was simply too high. Addressing…

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Vanuatu: National Week of Agriculture in July

By CTA Admin | Apr 23, 2018

Luganville will be hosting the National Week of Agriculture from July 16 -20. The event is expected to attract around 500 agricultural educators, specialists, program managers, producers and farmers across Vanuatu and the Pacific. The national agriculture week is sponsored by the Vanuatu Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture. Minister of Agriculture, Matai Seremaiah has…

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Cuba’s Organic Farming Revolution Is Debunking Its Reputation For Bad Food

By CTA Admin | Apr 20, 2018

Thanks to a small-scale organic farming revolution, Cuba is defying its stubborn reputation for the kind of bland, meagre cuisine that previously deterred traveling foodies.  In Viñales, a small town of colorful colonial bungalows and dramatic limestone hills, meals are served farm-to-fork in the purest sense. The contents of your plate—silky eggplant, hand-cut sweet potato fries, dewy heirloom…

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Enjoy a Culinary Journey Around Jamaica Through Its Diverse Farm-to-Table Experiences

By CTA Admin | Apr 20, 2018

Jamaica is fast becoming a popular destination for food lovers and more visitors are interested in exploring the island’s rich culinary heritage. The widespread “farm-to-table” trend has taken root and shows no sign of waning, showcasing the diversity of Jamaica’s culinary offering. “We’re excited to see that Jamaica is now considered among the options for…

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Guyana – Agricultural Sector

By CTA Admin | Apr 20, 2018

Guyana’s vast tracts of productive land present enormous opportunities for growth.  Agriculture is one of the most important productive sectors of Guyana’s economy.  Agriculture accounts for approximately one-third of Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 30% of the country’s employment.  However, in recent years, the sector has been affected by volatility in international commodity prices…

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