TechInPacific – The second edition of Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) event is set to kick off on September 30 to October 4, 2019, in Apia, Samoa. It is following the first edition which was held in Vanuatu in October 2017. The second edition of PWA is a collaborative event hosted by the Samoan Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, the Pacific Community (SPC), and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
There will be several PWA events alongside the side-events hosted by the Innov4AgPacific Project and partners. These events aim at strengthening the cooperation with various stakeholders as well as mobilize multi-donor support and innovative financial instruments to implement collaborative actions that drive nutrition-based local food crop, fisheries value chain development, amongst others.
The second edition of PWA goes under the theme: Enchanted Partnerships for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Systems in the Pacific”. The main goal of the event is to strengthen the collaborations for sustainable development in the Pacific. It is in line with the Innov4AgPacific Project which strongly focuses on cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder engagement to create a supportive environment that will improve Pacific food crops and fisheries value chain – improved nutrition and incomes for the people.
The event is followed by two agricultural forums: the Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services (HOAFS) and the Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (MOAF) meetings.
This year’s edition of PWA is trying to deliver messages, including:
- To persuade multi-stakeholders to work together for better nutrition and incomes
- To drive the economic growth with nutritious Pacific foods
- To drive value chain development for more organized Pacific farmers and fishers
- To transform Pacific Agri-Food Systems that further empower women and youth
- To strengthen the partnerships between public and private producers – better nutrition and incomes