International Course: Organised Farmers as Partners in Agribusiness

Within the framework of the CTA/IFAD/PIPSO project “Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific Islands” (Innov4AgPacific), CTA is facilitating the participation of eight leaders in agriculture, agribusiness and value chain development from Fiji, Samoa, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Tonga in the international course organised by the Wageningen University (WUR) and the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), the Netherlands.

The eight participants were identified in consultation with Pacific partners and represent the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON), the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council (FCLC), the Marshall Islands Organic Farming Association (MIOFA), the Vanuatu Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Bio-security (MALFFB) and the Kiribati Ministry of Environment, Lands & Agriculture Development (MELAD).

They are: Jiu Daunivalu (FCLC, Fiji), Timote Waqainabete (PIFON, Fiji), Joanna Burke (PIFON, Tonga), Faafetai Fata (PIFON, Samoa), Maryjane Hou (PIFON, Solomon Islands), Routan Tongaiaba (MELAD, Kiribati), Karness Kusto (MIOFA, Marshall Islands) and Peter Iesul (MALFFB, Vanuatu).

Read more about the course and the follow-up work: 

Eight Pacific Islanders from the private and public sector in seven countries to participate in 3 week International Course

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