Pacific Week of Agriculture Day 1 in Photo #PWA2017

Photos by Jean-Baptiste CALO

Inaugural Parade in Port-Vila from Moorings Hotel to the Independence Park

The First Pacific Week of Agriculture in Port-Vila Vanuatu started with a Parade led by the Vanuatu Mobile Force Band .

Inaugural Parade in Port-Vila from Moorings Hotel to the Independence Park 2

Vanuatu Ministers and the Lord Mayor of Port-Vila Ulrich Sumptoh leading the match behind the VMF band

 

PWA Coordinator, Howard Aru and former minister of Agriculture, David Tosul taking part in Inaugural parade

PWA Coordinator, Howard Aru and Former Minister of Agriculutre David Tosul, the two pioneers of the PWA were also in front of the parade

 

APTC Students at Vanuatu Institute of Technology taking part in Inaugural parade 2

Students of Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT) were also part of that parade

Mothers of Vila Handycraft Association takin part in Inaugural parade 2

Vanuatu women from the Vanuatu Handycraft markets also joined the parade to show their support towards the Pacific Week of Agriculture and particularly the Vanuatu Agritourism Festival which coincided with the first three days of the #PWA2017

Director of Agriculture, Antoine Ravo in background taking part in Inaugural parade 2

Vanuatu Tourism Office staff, Director of Agriculutre, Antoine Ravo and government officials were part of the opening parade

Minister for Agriculture, Matai Seremaiah presentem a customary gift to Ifira Paramount Chief, Mantoi Kalsakau to allow the PWA 217 to take place in Port-Vila,

Minister for Agriculture, Matai Seremaiah presentem a customary gift to Ifira Paramount Chief, Mantoi Kalsakau to allow the PWA 217 to take place in Port-Vila,

Coconut palms, youngs shoots of kava and other agricultural produce

Coconut palms used as carpet, youngs shoots of kava and other agricultural produce used as ornaments between the Grand Stand and the Main stage at the Vanuatu Agritourism Festival

Coconut palms and sweet potatoes

different varieties of sweet potatoes

bag potatoe and onions from Tanna

Potatoes and onions from Tanna exhibited in front of the Main stage

The Lord Mayor of Port-Vila. Ulrich Sumptoh welcome all the delegates to the Capital city of Vanuatu

Lord Mayor of Port-Vila welcoming the visitors to his town

The Acting Director General of the Vanuatu Minitry of Agriculture, Benjamin Shing emphasized in his opening remarks that Agriculture needs to be placed as the fore front of Vanuatu's dev

Acting Director General of the Vanuatu Ministry of Agriculture, Benjamin Shing giving his opening remarks at the opening of the 2nd Vanuatu Agritourism Week

The Acting Director General of the Vanuatu Minitry of Agriculture, Benjamin Shing emphasized in his opening remarks that Agriculture needs to be placed as the fore front of Vanuatu's dev

Mr Shing emphasized the importance for the governement to give more resources to productive sector in order to bring about economic development, food safety and food security to the communities

Before officially opening the 2nd Vanuatu Agritourism Festival, the Vanuatu Minister for Agriculture, Matai Seremaiah Nawalu says Vanuatu government will table a new bill on Vanuatu Prod

The Vanuatu Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity, Matai Nawalu officially opened the 2nd Vanuatu Agritourism Week.

Pics of people visiting booths at the Independence Park

The Vanuatu Agritourism Week attracted so many people, Ni-Vans, Tourists and people from any background to visit the booths during those 3 days Festival

Photo of Yams sold by farmers from Malekula at during the PWA 2017 at the Independence Park _

hoto of Yams fastened on bamboo sticks sold by farmers from Malekula at during the PWA 2017 at the Independence Park

Photo of one of the yam species from Malekula sold at the Farmers Booth at at the PWA 2017 s at the Independence Park 1

Endemic yams of Malo grown by Malekula farmers sold at the Vanuatu Agritourism Festival

Yams sold by farmers from Malekula at during the PWA 2017 at the Independence Park _

Yams from Malekula

Photo of Tanna women farmers selling their produce at agricultural produce at the Farmers Booth at at the PWA 2017 s at the Independence Park

Farmers of Tanna selling their potatoes, onions and carrots at the farmers’ booth at the Independence Park

Photo of agricultural produce from Tanna farmers sold at at the PWA 2017 booth of Vanuatu Farmers at the Independence Park

Tannat Carrots potatoes and onions attracted so many buyers at the Vanuatu Agritourism Festival

Photo of agricultural crops from famers sold at the PWA 2017 booth of Vanuatu Farmers at the Independence Park .Pics of_

Tanna onions at the Festival

Photo of Farmer weighing and selling his water taros at the Booth at the PWA 2017 in the Independence Park

Farmers weighing  and selling his “water taros” during the Festival

Farmer weighing a water taro for a customer at the PWA 2017 at Independence Park

Taro Farmers did good business during the Festival

"Houailou" yam sold by farmers at PWA 2017

“Houailou” yams sold at the farmers booth during the Vanuatu Agritourism Festival

Photo of people weighing and buying grape fruits sold by farmers from Malekula at during the PWA 2017 at the Independence Park _

Photo of people weighing and buying grape fruits sold by farmers from Malekula at during the 2nd Vanuatu Agritourism Festival 2017 held at the Independence Park-Port-Vila

Semi from SPC explaining the role of SPC to visiting students at the PWA 2017 in Port-Vila

Students taking notes about the new muting Rhinoceros Beetles immune to insecticide. That new beetles is seriously damaging coconut trees in Guam, Paulau and the Solomon Islands. Semi from SPC is giving explanations to Vanuatu students.

Banner of Booth at the PWA 2017 in Port-Vila

Kava House Vanuatu a local company apecialized in value adding kava related products and also exporting dried royal varieties of kava to the US for pharmaceutical use had also a booth at the Agritourism Festival

 

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