Monthly Archives: July 2015

Demonstrations offer soil fertility management and moisture conservation options at Yule Island

Yams (Dioscorea spp.) are an important tuber crop for most of PNG’s lowland farming communities. For some, it is a staple food, also playing significant cultural values. The traditional yam-based farming system requires fertile soils to supply the required nutrients … Continue reading

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Fijian Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu gives opening address at the Pacific Community Agri-Tourism Symposium in Nadi, Fiji, on July 1, 2015

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Pacific Island region farmers to grow tourism

Tourists to the Pacific Islands will see more local food on their plates, if delegates to the first ever Pacific Community Agritourism Week get their way. Opened on Monday in Nadi, the Agritourism Week is a collaborative effort between the … Continue reading

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Farming and agribusiness

Some of the best regional agribusiness success stories are on show at the Agribusiness Forum taking place at the Pacific Community Agritourism Week in Nadi, Fiji. The Agribusiness Forum is organized by the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the … Continue reading

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Chefs and farmers join forces to promote local foods in top restaurants

Forty chefs and farmers from countries across the Pacific met at the Pacific Community Agritourism Week in Fiji, with many discussing business transactions on-site to supply local produce to restaurants and resorts. The Buyers-Sellers Mart is part of the Agritourism … Continue reading

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