Access to finance is a well-documented constraint for businesses in many developing countries including Fiji and other Pacific islands.
Nadi, Fiji – Planners, statisticians and policy makers from 13 Pacific Island countries are gathering in Nadi, Fiji, today to improve the collection and use of agricultural and fisheries statistics in the Pacific.
Nadi, Fiji - 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 Week, which aims to bring together farmers and tourism operators with a view to promoting local produce and to tempt tourists with more contemporary Pacific cuisine on local menus.
Nukualofa, Tonga - This week in Tongatapu a number of activities are under way to improve the livelihoods of farmers by improving their access to the tourism and restaurant markets.
The European Union, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) are collaborating with the Tonga Ministry of Agriculture to promote Pacific Agritourism in Nuku'alofa, in an effort to strengthen the links between agriculture and tourism.
Events focus on the theme 'Linking farmers to hoteliers to improve nutritional and financial health', to better expand income opportunities for smallholder farmers by connecting them to new domestic market opportunities.