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Friday 3 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Export market access is a very difficult game but the level of organization in Tonga's horticultural and agricultural export sector is ahead of other Pacific Islands, a regional team leader noted on June 1 at the launch of the Tongan phase of a Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Program (PHAMA).
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Wednesday 11 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga can revive its copra export industry but growers and exporters think it unlikely that anyone will be able to kick start the industry in time to meet government's assurance that Tongans will start freighting copra to Fiji by August. by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 11 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's growing reliance on imports to meet its protein needs, threatens the nation's food security, and this was a concern discussed at a regional FAO meeting in Vava'u last week.
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Thursday 7 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
PACIFIC governments need to put adequate priority into national budgets for the development of agriculture, said the FAO Director-General Mr Jacques Diouf, who opened the Ninth FAO South West Pacific Ministers of Agriculture Meeting in Vava'u on April 5.
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Monday 21 February 2011
Rome, Italy
In a world that has 1.6 billion people who are overweight, the biggest challenge to mobilizing action against hunger is that hunger is becoming invisible in places, "and in a world exploding with prosperity and possibility we have become morally bankrupt, we have lost the sense of compassion. . .," UN Messenger of Peace HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein said this weekend, appealing to leaders who can make a difference for the rural poor. - By Mary Lyn Fonua
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Wednesday 2 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Agro Building Complex and a renovated Tu'imatamoana Fish Market should be a booster for the enthusiasm of Tongan growers and fishermen to export more of their produces overseas, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Lord Vaea said at the opening of the complex on the seafront in Nuku'alofa on January 27.
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Tuesday 1 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kumala noodles, duck raising, mushrooms-growing and methane-generating pits are projects that Tonga will see under a new TOP$1.6m China technical grant.
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Thursday 14 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's hope to resume exporting watermelon to New Zealand by the end of September was not realised, but there is a hope that the new fumigation facility would be eventually certified by New Zealand.
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Tuesday 10 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga expects to start exporting more vegetables to New Zealand in September, including chilli pepper and eggplants to be followed by fruits such as watermelon, pawpaw and mangoes in season.
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Wednesday 25 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga exported 1,600 tonnes of squash pumpkin to Japan and South Korea at the end of the 2009 squash season this week, said Minolu Nishi Jr, the President of the Tonga Squash Council.
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Friday 23 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Squash Industry is targeting to export a total of 1,600 tonnes of squash to Japan and South Korea, a decrease from the 2,400 tonnes exported last year.
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Monday 19 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga does not have food insecurity or hunger but rather a problem of eating low-quality food, which causes a high rate of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity, Prince Tu'ipelehake said in opening a display of Tongan food on October 16 for International World Food Day.
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Monday 16 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first 50 group of seasonal workers departed Fua'amotu International Airport for Sydney this morning, the first to be recruited from the Pacific under the Pacific Seasonal Pilot Workers scheme to Australia for seven months.
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Wednesday 19 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan squash exports shipped a total of 2,200 tonnes of squash to Japan and South Korea this year.
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Wednesday 12 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight hundred Tongan Seasonal Workers will leave Tonga to work in the Australian horticultural industry in July 2009.
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Monday 27 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's largest squash exporter, Nishi Trading Company Ltd., is targeting to export a total of 1,200 tonnes of squash to Japan and South Korea, a slight increase from their 900 plus tonnes exported last year.
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Monday 11 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 63 Tongan seasonal workers will leave for New Zealand on February 11, the 16th group to join the RSE scheme.
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Monday 12 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Squash Council believes that this year's squash harvest will fall short of the 5,000 tonnes that it targeted for export this year.
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Monday 8 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Orange Princess, a new variety of squash that the Global Trading Company Exporters Ltd. will export to South Korea for the first time this month, could rescue Tonga's struggling Squash Industry.
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Monday 1 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will export only 5000 tonnes of squash this year, a more than 50% drop from the 10,215 tonnes that it exported last year.
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