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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
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.
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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Tuesday 2 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala launched a pilot agricultural development project at the Royal Estate, the Villa, today Tuesday 2 February. The Thai supported project aims to demonstrate sustainable agriculture to Tongans. Photos by Linny Folau
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Tuesday 3 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s initiative to open up a new export market for Tongan squash in China could lead to first shipments as early as next season (2016) – if the Chinese government is satisfied that Tonga’s produce does not present a “high risk” for food safety and biosecurity - and that means that Tonga's produce has to be clean to a high standard, throughout the growing, packing and export process.
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Friday 23 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Looking at the possibility of opening up a new market for Tongan squash exports to China, a delegation of quarantine officials from China arrived in Tonga today on an exploratory visit, at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supporting an initiative of Tongan squash exporters.
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Monday 24 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan fruit pickers are taking part in two leadership and training programs launched on Monday, 24 August in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 14 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Coronation Royal Agricultural Show is expected to be opened by King Tupou VI on 5 August in Niuatoputapu, a national event that follows after the coronation celebrations wrapped up on 7 July in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 18 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has signed the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture that promotes food security. on 16 March.
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Thursday 12 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ban on airline passengers importing fruit from Auckland, New Zealand, to Tonga remains enforced by Tonga's Quarantine authorities.
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Thursday 16 October 2014
world food day

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Family farmers contribute to Tonga's food security and are central to the food systems of Tonga, but they must evolve over time, Gavin Wall, the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific said on World Food Day 2014, today.
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Thursday 28 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siutoni Tupou, Tonga's new Export Pathway Manager, today received a new vehicle, and equipment to help her maintain an important working relationship between Tonga's export farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, assisted by the Australian-funded Pacific Horticulture and Agricultural Market Access Program (PHAMA).
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Monday 25 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four newly refurbished Massey Ferguson tractors have arrived in Tonga, destined for villages in ‘Eua and Niuafo’ou island to help increase their agricultural activities.
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Sydney, Australia
Urine could be successfully recycled to fertilise crops according to University of Sydney civil engineering researchers who have examined the effectiveness of reusing nutrients from the human waste.
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Wednesday 30 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2014 Agriculture and Fisheries Show will be held on August 6-23 in six islands except for the Ha’apai Group who are recovering from Tropical Cyclone Ian.
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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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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Putting fresh products onto supermarket shelves in other countries is a major challenge and a lot of things have to come together before Pacific Islands growers can successfully get a particular product over the market access line, said Annalize Struwig, visiting the PHAMA program in Tonga.
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