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Tuesday 6 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is looking to produce a seed collection and storage system to strengthen food security. Research will be carried out with support from the Japanese Government through MORDI Tonga Trust. Seeds may include local fruits and traditional medicinal plants as well as indigenous plants.
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Monday 14 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A newly founded Beekeeper’s Association Tonga Inc. aims to create a buzz about bees to to help grow the population of bees in Tonga and ensure their sustainability.
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Wednesday 19 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau’u toured MORDI Tonga headquarters and plantation at Havelu today in support of local food farming.
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Tuesday 20 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 5,000kg shipment of some exceptionally large and healthy taro from smallholder farmers at Feletoa, Vava’u, has arrived in Nuku'alofa for export to New Zealand.
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Friday 19 March 2021

Neiafu, Vava'u
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u launched the ‘Api-ko-Fatai cluster farming initiative for the communities of Feletoa and Mataika in Vava’u on March 18.
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Thursday 7 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fourteen people completed a bee-keeping course at the end of last year under a project aimed at addressing the declining number of bees in Tonga, which are vital to food security. By Eleanor Gee.
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Friday 18 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first shipment of 16.6 metric tonnes of Tongan watermelons was exported to Auckland, New Zealand on December 17, after the October ban was lifted. It is a new milestone for Tonga's agricultural sector, said local farmer and exporter, Minoru Nishi Jr today.
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Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fresh local produce on display at ‘Atele Indoor Stadium marked World Food Day today, 16 October under the theme ‘Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future’. Lord Tu'ilakepa said the current pandemic is starting to affect our food systems, which will lead to more poverty for mankind.
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Tuesday 28 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of vegetable seeds, such as spinach, eggplant, capsicum, carrot, and more, were donated to the ‘Eua community by Heilala Vanilla, to help them establish a sustainable nursery to support their families.
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Thursday 7 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A local root crop exporting company Lotopoha Export Trading, has this month signed a partnership with the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Plus Program, that is aimed at assisting small holder growers supply consistently good export crops.
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Thursday 5 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Roadside vegetable vendors are promoting healthy eating and reducing post-harvest loss, a new study has found, but there is an urgent need to address various hygiene and food safety awareness issues for vendors and farmers, who are a critical part of Tonga’s healthy eating agenda.
Tuesday 19 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Cabinet has changed its mind and rejected a proposal from “the Brown Group” to cultivate hemp in Tonga, the Prime Minister's Office announced this afternoon.
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Tuesday 28 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongatapu Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism Trade Show this year will be held a month earlier than usual, on Saturday, June 22, to be followed by the outer islands shows.
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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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