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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Colourful displays of fresh local produce and entertainment at the Nuku'alofa waterfront today, 16 October, commemorated World Food Day (WFD) under the global theme ‘Our actions are our future, a zero hunger world by 2030 is possible’.
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Monday 30 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the vibrant Tongatapu Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism Trade Show at Fungamanamo'ui Grounds on Saturday, July 28, concluding the national event for this year.
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Wednesday 25 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Winners of a cooking competition for student chefs from ‘Ahopanilolo Technical College, will be announced at Tongatapu’s Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show on Saturday, July 28.
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Wednesday 18 July 2018

Apia, Samoa
Dr Viliami Fakava has relocated to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in Budapest, Hungary.
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Thursday 21 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2018 Royal Agriculture, Fisheries, Tourism and Trade Show starts in Pangai, Ha’apai on Saturday, June 23 to be opened by King Tupou VI.
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Friday 11 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fifth biogas system for homes in Vava’u was launched in Longomapu on May 9 under a China Agricultural Assistance and Technical Cooperation Project between the Governments of China and Tonga.
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Thursday 25 January 2018

Nadi, Fiji
A meeting looking at the performance of the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program as well as its next phase is underway this week in Fiji. According to an impact report launched last year by PHAMA, the program has positively impacted around 142,200 livelihoods and 5,600 jobs in the Pacific.
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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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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has signed an MOU with the APEC Climate Center (APCC) for a new Agri-water project to enhance reponses to water shortages by facilitating the use of climate information in water management systems.
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Wednesday 22 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first consignment of Tongan squash, shipped to China in December last year, has been cleared by authorities in Beijing, China and received positive feedback from the importer, Tianjin Foreign Trade Safe Co. Ltd.
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Wednesday 18 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
About $1.4 million pa’anga has been committed by the Government of Japan through JICA over five-years to assist in the utilization of breadfruit and processing of breadfruit products for local food security in Tonga.
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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There's an export market for Tongan Kava in Germany, but Tonga needs to produce more Kava to supply it, believes Owen Muller, a farmer from Nukunuku who launched a new "Kava Academy" at Matafonua on Friday.
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Wednesday 28 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Qualification and Accreditation Board (TQAB) today denied that they are recognising the new Certificate in Horticulture awarded by the ‘Eua Island Farmer Field School under the Tonga Rural Innovation Project to 'Eua farmers recently.
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Friday 16 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
About 70% of Tonga’s annual breadfruit yield just rots on the ground and only 30% is consumed as food and for export, a Pacific Breadfruit Roundtable Meeting held in Tonga, learned this week. But breadfruit exports are increasing rapidly.
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Friday 19 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu’s Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show 2016 has again been postponed to be held on August 26-27 due to wet weather.
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Thursday 11 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu’s Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show 2016 which was to be held this weekend has been postponed to August 19-20, due to rain and bad weather that affected the island since the weekend.
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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
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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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Thursday 28 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Food Security for Tonga is at the heart of the new 'Tonga 2015 National Agricultural Census' report that was released this morning, 28 April in Nuku’alofa. It is Tonga’s first Agricultural Census since 2001, and there has been a lack of reliable statistics for government planners and policy makers in the industry, which has seen a declining contribution to GDP over the last decade.
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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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