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Thursday 17 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty Tongan women joined a gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) Harvesting and Post-Harvesting training session, to improve the watermelon export pathway to support women in the agriculture sector in Nuku'alofa, on 17 November.
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Tuesday 15 November 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Twelve Codex member countries, including Tonga, attended the first South West Pacific (SWP) Codex Outreach Workshop in New Zealand, from 8-9 November, to further shape science-based international food standards, that help protect consumers and support trade.
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Friday 4 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Investment in Kava is critical in order to enhance its value and take it to global markets, Tonga's Minister for Agriculture, Foods and Forestry, Lord Fohe, told a Kava national consultation in Nuku'alofa recently. Regional consultations are soliciting the views of individual Pacific Island countries and kava stakeholders in order to determine the priorities for the development of a Pacific Regional Kava Strategy.
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Friday 14 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is looking for ways to increase its agricultural trade of fresh produce to overseas markets. The availability and cost of shipping has long plagued the trade. Irregular shipping intervals is one of the problems, says Tonga Market Access Working Group chairperson, Pousima Afeaki
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Saturday 8 October 2022

Suva, Fiji
A group of soil scientists have embarked on a quest to determine the impact of the volcanic ash fall and tsunami caused by the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption that occurred near Tonga in January this year. Core soil samples collected from areas on Tongatapu and 'Eua will be undergo DNA and chemical analysis at CSIRO’s Analytical Services Unit laboratory in Australia before being archived for future research.
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Friday 2 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women's community groups establishing home gardens are making a positive impact in disaster recovery. The efforts of several groups were recognised at a women’s home garden awards program, held on 1 September, under a COVID-19 and Hunga-Tonga, Hunga-Ha’apai response and recovery program.
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Thursday 10 February 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Canned pork, gifted to Tonga as part of Chinese emergency food aid delivery, became the source of a diplomatic incident between the development partners, after Tongan officials stopped the distribution of swine products. The Tonga government expressed “profound regrets”.
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Monday 31 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Damage estimated at nearly $39 million pa'anga was inflicted on Tonga’s agricultural sector by the Jan. 15 Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha’apai eruption, which energised a tsunami and heavy volcanic ash fall over Tonga. While root crops that are ready to be harvested were not affected, the last season crops that were just sprouting were wiped out, said Viliami Manu, CEO for the Ministry of Agriculture.
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Thursday 2 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vulnerable rural farmers in Tonga will receive a range of services and support to improve farm productivity and their livelihoods under the Pacific Islands Rural & Agricultural Stimulus Facility (PIRAS) project, launched at Falemasiva Hall, Tailulu College on December 2. By Eleanor Gee.
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Friday 15 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fresh local produce was displayed today at Queen Salote Memorial Hall marking the 41st World Food Day, under a theme ‘Our actions are our future, better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life'.
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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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