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BRICS well placed to lead agricultural reforms to improve nutrition and rural livelihoods

By CTA Admin | Sep 23, 2016

BRICS well placed to lead agricultural reforms to improve nutrition and rural livelihoods – With 42 percent of the world’s population, the group of countries that make up the BRICS are in a position to shape agricultural policies that would strengthen global food security and transform rural societies and livelihoods, Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and…

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Gov’t wants to create greater agriculture–tourism linkages

By CTA Admin | Sep 20, 2016

One way of reducing Saint Lucia’s high food import bill is to encourage the use of locally grown agricultural products by the hotel sector, something which Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee said his government plans to expand. The minister said he has started discussions with his cabinet colleague, Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph, who, according to him, understands…

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Outdoor Food Markets Are Where We Eat, Meet, and Greet

By CTA Admin | Sep 19, 2016

When the weather is fine and the produce is at its peak, chances are you’ll find an outdoor market near you, filled with riotous colors, sounds, and smells; not to mention seven varieties of organically grown lettuce. Outdoor farmers markets have doubled to more than 8,000 venues in the U.S. in the last decade. The…

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New round of agricultural censuses in Asia is key to achieving SDGs

By CTA Admin | Sep 19, 2016

New round of agricultural censuses in Asia is key to achieving SDGs With the clock ticking on meeting the zero hunger target by 2030, and in order to feed nine billion people by 2050, creating an accurate picture on the present situation of food production, and having the structure in place to produce it, is…

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Using cuisine as an effective development tool

By CTA Admin | Sep 12, 2016

As a Kiwi chef working in the development space throughout the Pacific region he was raised in and loves, Robert says he is the one who is being “developed” in the process. His passion to learn about the Pacific, its people, their cultures and their cuisines comes from within. “I was raised in Fiji and Samoa ……

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Tourism Stories book by UNWTO launched at 21st General Assembly in Colombia

By CTA Admin | Sep 9, 2016

The UNWTO tourism book, “My Story, My Community, Our Future,” was launched on Tuesday during the Plenary Session of the UNWTO 21st General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia, by Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO Secretary General. The 123-page hardback full-color book has Anita Mendiratta, the trusted and respected strategic advisor and four-time published author in Tourism & Economic…

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Global Harvest prospects improve for maize, wheat and rice crop output

By CTA Admin | Sep 9, 2016

Global Harvest prospects improve for maize, wheat and rice crop output Staple food prices rose in August even as grain prices fell and the outlook for global cereal production improved. The FAO Food Price Index, released today, averaged 165.6 points in August, up 1.9 percent from July and almost 7 percent from a year earlier.…

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Tahiti Pledges Support to Improve Tourism

By CTA Admin | Sep 5, 2016

French Polynesia (Tahiti) has offered to help Solomon Islands develop its tourism industry and also proposed potential areas for wider Pacific regional cooperation in airline services and restrictive fishing limits. These agendas were discussed in a meeting between Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare and the French Polynesian President, His Excellency Edouard Fritch in Honolulu, Hawaii last…

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Cook book helps Samoa cuisine industry

By CTA Admin | Sep 5, 2016

The Pacific Agribusiness Forum in Samoa has heard this week that Samoa now supplies a significant proportion of the food consumed by tourists, instead of importing it. Papali’i Sonya Hunter – CEO Samoa Tourism Authority Papali’i Sonya Hunter – CEO Samoa Tourism Authority. And this is being put down to the promotional value garnered as a result…

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