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“Successes/opportunities in organic production: Pacific
Organic Tourism & Hospitality Standard”
Karen Mapusua, Secretariat...
Tourism Going Organic:
a new standard for Pacific tourism
What is Organics ?
• Health – from the soil up.
• Ecology –living ecological systems
and cycles.
• Fairness –regard to the...
• Vanilla & spices -
pepper, cardamom
cinnamon etc
• Coffee
• Beef, Honey
• Cocoa
• Noni (morinda
citrifolia)
• Virgin coc...
What is organic tourism ?
• Grew from the environmental
movement & the food tourism
movement
• Italy is the leader – over ...
organic tourism
• Activities based on organic farming
• Activities managed in accordance
to principles of eco tourism
• Em...
Current examples
• Wakaya Island- Island certified organic
• Island Spirit Taveuni - WFTO
• Homestay Loyalty Islands New C...
So why a Standard
- So that tourists and local
residents alike will be able
to have confidence in any
organic claims
- dev...
Scope of the Standard
The Standard is based on
meeting the organic principles
of - as well as the
broader best practice re...
Three types of certification are
available
1. Full certification -entire destination
2. Certified Organic Dish
3. Certifie...
Organic tourism?
It represents our Values and the values of our people
It represents our Identity
Creates a market
for our...
Organics and ethical trade:
the key contributor to sustaining our cultures and
communities; improving farmer livelihoods, ...
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2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum: Karen Mapusua "Successes/opportunities in organic production: Pacific Organic Tourism & Hospitality Standard"

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Promoting regional trade and agribusiness development in the Pacific :
2nd PACIFIC AGRIBUSINESS FORUM

"Linking the agrifood sector to the local markets for economic growth and improved food and nutrition security"
Organised by PIPSO, CTA, IFAD, SPC and SPTO
Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa, 29th August -1st September 2016

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2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum: Karen Mapusua "Successes/opportunities in organic production: Pacific Organic Tourism & Hospitality Standard"

  1. 1. “Successes/opportunities in organic production: Pacific Organic Tourism & Hospitality Standard” Karen Mapusua, Secretariat of the Pacific Community
  2. 2. Tourism Going Organic: a new standard for Pacific tourism
  3. 3. What is Organics ? • Health – from the soil up. • Ecology –living ecological systems and cycles. • Fairness –regard to the common environment and life opportunities. • Care – precautionary principle. • Culture and traditions –recognises the value of traditional agriculture and Pacific cultures.
  4. 4. • Vanilla & spices - pepper, cardamom cinnamon etc • Coffee • Beef, Honey • Cocoa • Noni (morinda citrifolia) • Virgin coconut oil • Fruit pulp • Dried fruit • lamb, goat • Ginger • Turmeric • Tamanu/Dilo/Fetau oil • Copra Oil • Coconut meal • Coconut Sugar • Ngali Nuts • Valued added eg Insect repellant, soap • Local Inputs:fish meal fertilizers, compost &‘bio brews’ • Rum
  5. 5. What is organic tourism ? • Grew from the environmental movement & the food tourism movement • Italy is the leader – over 1200 organic tourism experiences • Includes: farms; homestays; food tasting; farm experiences • A tool for sustainable development
  6. 6. organic tourism • Activities based on organic farming • Activities managed in accordance to principles of eco tourism • Emphasis on environmental protection & conservation • Respect & promotion of traditional cultures • Use of natural/traditional building material & architecture • Certified by a recognised body
  7. 7. Current examples • Wakaya Island- Island certified organic • Island Spirit Taveuni - WFTO • Homestay Loyalty Islands New Caledonia – B&B on organic farms, all meals prepared with home grown produce • Iririki Resort Vanuatu – Market tours followed by “Real Pasifk” tasting dinner • Nourish café Samoa – farm to table project Women in Business Development • Aviva Farms – organic farm tours and horseback riding • Abaiang organic beach resort
  8. 8. So why a Standard - So that tourists and local residents alike will be able to have confidence in any organic claims - develop local markets for organic farmers - to provide the opportunity to continue to protect and enhance the core elements/values that has made destinations in the Pacific so desirable
  9. 9. Scope of the Standard The Standard is based on meeting the organic principles of - as well as the broader best practice requirements for sustainable tourism. The Standard covers: • Cultural and social values • Sustainable development • Environmental protection. Will seek to have it recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council
  10. 10. Three types of certification are available 1. Full certification -entire destination 2. Certified Organic Dish 3. Certified Organic Restaurant
  11. 11. Organic tourism? It represents our Values and the values of our people It represents our Identity Creates a market for our Products It facilitates sustainable development It tells our Story
  12. 12. Organics and ethical trade: the key contributor to sustaining our cultures and communities; improving farmer livelihoods, people’s health and the environment in the Pacific.

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