Short supply chains, fair trade, organic farming: these and other alternative forms require new values and novel projects. Read more
A methodological guide for diagnosing innovation systems was produced for policymakers and experts. This guide was developed on the basis of a literature review, an electronic consultation of nearly 300 people (researchers, rural development professionals, representatives of farmer organizations and civil society, entrepreneurs) from across the world, and an expert workshop of some 30 people held in Paris in June 2018.
The results were discussed at the FAO’s ‘International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’, held in Rome from 21 to 23 November, 2018.
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In this book the experience of vegetable grower Jaap van der Wel with the successful cultivation of lettuce on hydroponics has been established. This book is available in English, Dutch and Papiamento. From this subject is also a film on YouTube available.
Growing food in greenhouses, use of the free, non-polluting energy of the sun in more innovative ways, totally pesticide-free fruit and vegetables that are tastier than other varieties, ability to deliver specific growing conditions for difficult varieties, avoiding trucks and planes, local engagement and empowerment, being more sustainable…More at Euronews
Prof. Dr Anne-Mette Hjalager addressed “Innovation Policies in Transition – Possibilities and Challenges for OCTs”. She grouped action on innovation into three areas: capacity-oriented challenges and system-oriented innovation and mission-oriented innovation policies.
Professor Hjalger listed the OCTs’ wicked problems that have implications on tourism: de-population; ageing population; migration; exposure to nature catastrophes; monocultures of the general business environment; depletion of resources fresh water, soil, and nature protection dilemmas.
Others are: anti- and counter-tourism ideologies and practices; financial dependency on mainland countries; human resources and capacities
and the continued uncertainty over Brexit negotiations.
In a separate presentation, she addressed the revitalising of tourism destinations such as closer links between tourism and gastronomy. Food is currently massively imported into the OCTs and gastronomy is under-sold as a tourist attraction. There is a lack of distinctive cuisines that can contribute to the tourist experience.
Professor Hjalger’s recommendations include getting closer to the food resources, curating landscapes and built heritage, encouraging connectivity between local food providers and the tourism industry and enhancing the gastronomic experiences for the visitors.
200 tonnes de légumes importés par an à Wallis et Futuna, soit 40 millions de francs pacifique. C’est la preuve que la demande est très forte et que le marché s’annonce juteux. Et quand il s’agit de production locale 100% bio elle est encore plus importante. Seulement voilà la production de fruits et légumes locaux n’est pas encore suffisante pour satisfaire la clientèle.En savoir plus
We thank to Bren Romney and to his team for great cooperation for having well organised, successful OCTA Innovation Thematic Workshop in Anguilla on 11-12 of October 2018.
Groupe Initiative Jeunesse, est un projet pour amener les jeunes de Wallis vers la culture maraîchère. Leur donner le goût de la terre, leur offrir une perspective d’emploi ou tout simplement trouver une alternative durable à l’importation. Les bénéfices du GIJ sont multiples.En savoir plus
The EU Agricultural Outlook conference has now become the key annual gathering of European stakeholders willing to engage and discuss the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges which lie ahead.Read more