Preparations underway for Pacific Week of Agriculture in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is expecting to host about 100 delegates at the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture that will be held in Port Vila in October.

The government has appointed former Director General of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forests, Fisheries and Biosecurity, Howard Aru to spearhead the planning of the week-long event.

The Pacific Week of Agriculture will be held in the week of October 16, 2017.

It will precede the SPC Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Meeting and the joint FAO and SPC Pacific Agriculture Ministers Meeting.

The theme of the inaugural event is Pacific ‘CROPS’ (Culture, Resilient, Opportunity, Product and Sustainability).

The Pacific Week of Agriculture follows the model of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which has been successfully staged in various countries of the Caribbean region over the past decade.

Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Dr Jose Graziano da Silva will be the chief guest.