29 June – 3 July 2015. Denarau, Nadi, Fiji. The first Pacific Community Agritourism Week was attended by farmers, chefs, government officials, national, regional and private sector representatives.
The Pacific Community Agritourism Week is a joint collaborative effort of the European Union funded Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP) implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union funded Pacific Regional Capacity Building Programme implemented by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) as well as the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management, University of the South Pacific (USP).
The week’s objective was exploring an innovative way to reduce poverty through linking smallholder agriculture to the tourism industry. This goal is consistent with the European Union Year of Development theme “Sustainable growth, decent jobs and businesses” and the Small Island Developing States policies on improving economic growth and inclusive development.
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CTA is also a partner to this event and organised side events/meetings, including an Agribusiness forum from 1-3 July 2015. A team of young social reporters, supported by CTA and SPC were covering the event live in Fiji. You can follow the updates on Twitter with the hashtag #PacAgriTo.
Blog posts from the event will also be published on CTA’s blog throughout the week.