NOUMEA, (PACNEWS) – Vanuatu will host the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) in October this year.
The announcement was made by Vanuatu representative at the 47th CRGA (Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations) in Noumea.
“On behalf of the Vanuatu Government I have the pleasure to announce that the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) will be held in Port Vila on the week of the 16 October 2017. This event will precede the SPC Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Meeting and the joint FAO and SPC Pacific Agriculture Ministers Meeting.
“The meeting announcement has been sent to all member countries this week and last week. The theme of the inaugural event is Pacific ‘CROPS’ (Culture, Resilient, Opportunity, Product and Sustainability).
“I have the honour to extend the invitation to all member states and territories. We seek the indulgence of our members to attend this important event in our region,” the Vanuatu government representative said.
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.
By Pita Ligaiula
In Noumea, New Caledonia