Building the capacities of farmers to access tourism markets.

A National Agritourism farmers capacity workshop involving 20 farmer representatives and tourism stakeholders from Vanuatu, Government officials, industry and other stakeholders was held during the Pacific Week of Agriculture (Port Vila) from 16-17 October 2017. 
The Workshop objectives were to:

i. Raise awareness of the opportunities within tourism including a direct networking with chefs / hotel purchasing officers ;
ii. Develop a specific plan to assist farmers increase production and better access markets.
iii. Agree on a farmer representative that could participate directly at the ATSC to ensure farmer capacity needs are being supported and to contribute to the goals for Vanuatu Agritourism.

The meeting outcomes and draft Action Plan can be downloaded here.