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Friday 9 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s agricultural produce is not only nutritious and healthy but local consumption greatly supports the local economy. “There’s a whole raft of benefits from local products,” said Minoru Nishi Jr, manager of Nishi Trading, on launching their new frozen product line in Nuku'alofa this week.
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Thursday 31 August 2017

Nadi, Fiji
Tongan scientist, Siosiua Halavatau, is encouraging farmers to be “soil smart” when cultivating crops; to not overplough the land and to avoid using fertilizers and thereby play their part in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. By Finau Fonua
Monday 31 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI urged Tongatapu farmers to be more aware of the environmental impacts from the use of pesticides and chemicals, polluting the underground water supply, when the king opened the Tongatapu Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show on Saturday, July 29 at the Funga-Mana-Mo’ui Grounds in ‘Atele. Photos by Linny Folau and Eleanor Gee
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Thursday 1 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Tonga pushes for higher exports in agriculture produce, with the PACER Plus Agreement ready to be signed this month, the forecast for drier weather and the chance of another El Nino raises fresh concerns about water.
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Wednesday 30 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 18 month long project to support the development of the vanilla industry in Vava'u this year has also helped Tonga's MAFF and Australian development partners to better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by vanilla growers and the vanilla industry. Over 100 vanilla growers were directly assisted and 328 plantations monitored under the project, which has identified a need for new plantings, particularly on small family plantations.
Wednesday 3 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened Ha'apai's colourful Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show today Wednesday, 3 August in Pangai.
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Friday 15 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A goal of year round agricultural harvesting of top quality organic vegetables is within reach for Tonga, except that farmers need to understand just how valuable pig shit really is in order to achieve this. A remarkable method of “biogas farming” using pigs and their waste to produce high yield top quality produce could transform subsistence farming incomes. It’s been demonstrated that a properly run biogas farm in Tonga can earn $200,000 or more a year - yet the opportunity is not being fully realized. By Eleanor Gee
Friday 20 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Facebook, Anthony Wayne Madden says: Despite challenges & obstacles along the way the Proprietoress of Sakura Company Limited (a dominant squash export company) has single-handedly reinvigorated & repioneered squash exports to Japan & Korea. The China market opens up great opportunity especially for the "tried and true".
Wednesday 18 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s goal of opening up a potential new market in China for its squash exports is another step closer. This week Chinese and Tongan officials agreed on the standards and processes that need to be met for a successful squash export partnership between the two countries.
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Wednesday 23 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China provided 15 water tanks for primary schools in Ha'apai and tractors worth around $157,000 pa’anga to help agriculture at Foa, on 18 March.
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Wednesday 24 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Irrigation systems for Tongan crops has become a new priority, after a drought in the Pacific last year affected a trial project of planting Zeamays, or different types of corn (Maize) in Tonga that was intended to encourage the expansion of small holder farming.
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Monday 31 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of business men from China visited Tonga last week and looked at areas for potential investment in agriculture, fisheries and tourism.
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Monday 10 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Industrial show in Vava’u was opened by King Tupou VI on Saturday, 8 August.
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Monday 9 March 2015
Suva, Fiji
Scientists for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are trying to develop a breadfruit (Mae) that is more productive and climate resistant.
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Tuesday 24 February 2015
Apia, Samoa
Regional experts meeting in Apia, Samoa, have recognised the vital role of local agriculture in food security and resilience to climate change.
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Wednesday 12 November 2014
Crown Prince

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto‘a ‘Ulukalala today officially opened Nishi Trading’s new Pack House, an international standard food processing and manufacturing facility at ‘Utulau in Tongatapu. The Crown Prince also opened a training facility for farmers on the site.
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Friday 15 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Eua Agricultural Show 2014 was held today, Friday 15 August at the Niu'eiki grounds in Angaha, attended by King Tupou VI.
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Monday 11 August 2014

Neiafu, Vava'u
The Vava’u Agricultural Show 2014 was held on Saturday, August 9 at the Vava’u High School grounds in Neiafu. Photos by Lisa Molloy.
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Thursday 15 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vegetable nurseries are being established for 17 communities in the cyclone-hit islands of Ha‘apai and Vava‘u to help them recover and sustain their food crops.
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Thursday 8 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s Royal Agricultural Show will be held in August, starting in Niuatoputapu on August 6 and ending in Tongatapu on August 23, Cabinet announced yesterday.
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