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Agritourism Week

Celebrity chefs Shailesh Naidu, Collin Chung and Robert Oliver will be part of the agritourism week to take place at the Sofitel Denarau from Monday week, 29 June to July
20 Jun 2015 09:10
Agritourism Week

Celebrity chefs Shailesh Naidu, Collin Chung and Robert Oliver will be part of the agritourism week to take place at the Sofitel Denarau from Monday week, 29 June to July 3.
Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP) Secretariat of the Pacific Community Information and Communications Assistant, Brittany Hazelman said the aim of the event was to find innovative ways to reduce poverty and linking subsistence agriculture to the tourism industry.
“This goal is consistent with the European Union year of development theme “Sustainable growth, decent jobs and businesss” and the small island developing states policies on improving economic growth and inclusive development,” she said.
“The joint partnership is a thrust to include more local produce onto dinner tables of hotel restaurants, and linking farmers directly with hoteliers to reduce misunderstanding in terms of supply and demand of local vegetables and crops.”
Providing their technical and business perspective as well during the event will be the African Caribbean Pacific – European Union (ACP-EU) Technical Centre for Agricultural, Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) .
Ms Hazelman said activities will focus on sharing knowledge and experiences through workshops and technical exchanges for farmers, private sector agripreneurs and practical culinary training for small medium enterprises (SME) hotel chefs and culinary trainers of catering institutions.
“This will include sharing experiences with colleagues from the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, as part of the expanded Intra ACP Agricultural Policy Programme,” Ms Hazelman said.

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