Developing Pacific Local Food Crops & Fisheries Value Chains – Key Innovations & Critical Success Factors

When: 7 – 10 May 2018

Where: Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji

Background

In 2016, CTA and IFAD launched a 4-year project on “Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific”, which is being implemented in partnership with the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO). The overall project goal is to “strengthen the capacity of the Pacific Island governments, farmer and private sector organizations, and sub-regional institutions to develop strategies and programmes, as well as mobilize financing, that can increase poor rural people’s access to nutritious and healthy food”. 

Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu are the focal countries. Innovation is needed in all spheres of agricultural and related economic activities; from farm to table, and that the enabling policy and regulatory framework and access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) as well as innovative and flexible insurance, finance and business services are critical.

 

About the event

A regional forum is organised from 7 – 10 May 2018 in Fiji to share the results and recommendations from commissioned multi-country studies and national and regional consultations on the agriculture/nutrition nexus; weather risk management and tools; agricultural and value chain finance; business development; novel ICTs and priority nutrition sensitive value chains. This cross-learning event will bring together around 100 key stakeholders; senior officials and experts from the public and private sector and producer, women and community based organisations to craft the way forward for collective national and regional action that can lead to the further development and upgrading of Pacific local food crops and fisheries value chains for improved food and nutrition outcomes, livelihoods and income and sustainable natural resource management.

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