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SamoaAGRITOURISM POLICY SETTINGWORKSHOP
14 – 16 DECEMBER 2016
Apia
Papalii Sonja Hunter
Samoa Tourism Authority
introduction
Agritourism is a form of Sustainable Tourism
SustainableTourism UNWTO Definition:“
Tourism that takes full ac...
Samoa Tourism Sector Plan
Samoa Tourism Authority roles and responsibilities are guided under the Tourism
Development Act ...
Samoa Tourism Sector – Key Priority Areas
Sustainable Tourism ‘a National Development Tool’
4ATourism
Coordination
Model
LINKsTO ENSURE USAGE OF AGR PRODUTS& SERVICES
1. Samoa,2015, spentSAT$214million (approx85 million USD)on the
importingoff...
Way Forward
1. ImportanttoWork Towardsthe establishment ofa SamoaAgritourism Policy
thatestablishes linkages andexcellent ...
Samoa Agritourism progress
Milestones
1. Me’aKaiCook Book (2010) ‘The Foods and FlavoursoftheSouthPacific’ byCelebrityChef...
Samoa Agritourism progress
Milestones ;-
1. Agritourism GuidedTours: Atotal of10 registered specialised tours which can ca...
ValueADDEDPRODUCTS
• Nonu Juice – is locally made by a Samoan family to
enhanceNonu’s naturalpurpose of healing. It ispure...
MISILUKISKIN CAREPRODUCTS
AGRITOURISMACTIVITIES
• Swimmingwithturtles atSatoalepai
• LotofagaTilapia Farm
• Samoa International
Game Fishing
Tournam...
Thank you & GodBless!
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Samoa Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2016: Samoa Tourism Authority - Mainstreaming national policies to promote opportunities in Agritourism and Agribusiness to enhance actions towards the achievement of national objectives

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Samoa Agritourism Policy Setting Worskhop 2016
Linking Agriculture and Tourism through Policy setting:
Strengthening the local agrifood sector and promoting agritourism

Workshop organised by the Government of Samoa and CTA
in collaboration with PIPSO

Apia, Samoa, 13-16 December 2016

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Samoa Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2016: Samoa Tourism Authority - Mainstreaming national policies to promote opportunities in Agritourism and Agribusiness to enhance actions towards the achievement of national objectives

  1. 1. SamoaAGRITOURISM POLICY SETTINGWORKSHOP 14 – 16 DECEMBER 2016 Apia Papalii Sonja Hunter Samoa Tourism Authority
  2. 2. introduction Agritourism is a form of Sustainable Tourism SustainableTourism UNWTO Definition:“ Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities" Agritourism linksTourism with Agriculture in Agribusiness “Setof policies establishingspecific guidelines,obligationsand incentivesto assist and encourage farmers to diversify their entrepreneurial portfolio throughtourism and hospitalityservices thereby fosteringthe developmentof Agritourism.” • Agritourism linksand ensures usage of Agriculture Products and Services • Agritourism refers topopular coordinated Agriculture Based Attractions and Tours • Agritourism promote Agribusiness Value Added Personal Care and Health Products andServices
  3. 3. Samoa Tourism Sector Plan Samoa Tourism Authority roles and responsibilities are guided under the Tourism Development Act 2012 which stipulates and provides for the sustainable development, promotion and management of the tourism sector in Samoa through effective planning, administration, regulation, and for related purposes. 1.1 Strategies for the Development of Samoa (SDS) 2016-2020 – Ensure quality product and service delivery through implementation of tourism operators standards; strengthened linkages between tourism and other sectors of the economy; Support and encourage the linkages amongst training providers to strengthen relevant training for the industry; 1.2 Samoa Tourism Sector Plan (STSP) 2014-2019 – Overall lays the foundation for the coordinated and sustainable development of tourism for Samoa. Increase linkages between supply and value chains primary producers, handicrafts and tourism providers through business support and facilitation by lead agencies including WIBDI, STA, Manufacturer and Agricultural sector
  4. 4. Samoa Tourism Sector – Key Priority Areas
  5. 5. Sustainable Tourism ‘a National Development Tool’
  6. 6. 4ATourism Coordination Model
  7. 7. LINKsTO ENSURE USAGE OF AGR PRODUTS& SERVICES 1. Samoa,2015, spentSAT$214million (approx85 million USD)on the importingoffoodproducts 2. 20%or equivalentSAT$43m(approx17million USD) directly attributedto theimportof freshfruits,vegetables,animalandfish products. 3. InternationalVisitor Survey(IVS 2013) Visitorsspend anaverageofSAT$269perday;andSAT$69is spentonfood anddrinksperday.Visitorsaveragestayis 10 days. 4. Basedon 2015visitorsnumbers,SAT$96millionwasspenton foodand drinks.An equivalentof26% oftotaltourismearning ofSAT$363million. Source:MinistryofFinance & CentralBankofSamoaReports
  8. 8. Way Forward 1. ImportanttoWork Towardsthe establishment ofa SamoaAgritourism Policy thatestablishes linkages andexcellent coordination thatMainstreams AgritourismintoSectorDevelopment Plans toensure well coordinatedcross- sectoralprogrammesthatupscalefarmto tablesuccesses (eg. WIBDI), trainingofChefs to uselocal fresh produceandencourageresearch onvalue addedproductsand usageinalltourism 2. Alltolead tothe achievement of relevant SIDS andSustainableDevelopment Agenda2030 Resolutions.
  9. 9. Samoa Agritourism progress Milestones 1. Me’aKaiCook Book (2010) ‘The Foods and FlavoursoftheSouthPacific’ byCelebrityChefRobertOliver Winnerof theBest Cookbook intheGourmandCook Book Awards2011 2. Mea’aiSamoaCook Book (2013) ‘Recipesand Storiesfromthe HeartofPolynesia’.The developmentofaSamoan cuisinecookbook designedto promotelocalfruitsandvegetablesproducedbycelebritychefRobertOliver,in partnershipwithSTA andWIBDI. An AwardWinning Cook Bookofcuisinesfromthe traditionsand environmentof Samoa.,withpracticalrecipes,that highlightlocalfarmers,chefs,restaurantowners andprovidestorieson Samoa„sorganicplantationsand useof fresh localproduceby the tourismsector. 3. CulinaryTraininginthe regionby SPTO,PIPSOand CTA hasemphasisedmoreusageoflocalingredientsinlocal restaurantcuisinesemphasisingthe Farm to theTable mission. 4. ThenewlyestablishedSamoaCulinaryAssociation(SCA) in2015 continuesto strengthenthe Farmto the Table movement. 5. SCA traintheyouthtobecomecooks andbe familiarwithlocalingredients
  10. 10. Samoa Agritourism progress Milestones ;- 1. Agritourism GuidedTours: Atotal of10 registered specialised tours which can cater for village/farms guidedtours,fishing expedition, tours,etc 2. SamoaMinimum Accommodation Standards– The involvement of WIBDI as partofthe technical committee further acknowledged and strengthened the agribusiness and organic farming initiatives as well as farm totableproject; 3. HRD Culinarytraining(SPTO) in the lasttwoyears –Upolu andSavaii (50 cooks and chefs trained) 4. TrainingCalendar guided by the Tourism Training Task Force on food safety with all operators; 5. FoodAct 2015 promoted bythe Ministryof Health andGovernment Agencies 6. STAas one ofthe key stakeholders in the Agriculture Sector Committee 7. FloralGarden Toilets –Rest stops in strategic ruralareas encouraging biogas systems, handicrafts and agriculturerefreshment stalls i.e. coconuts andfruits; 8. Thepriority attraction sites development plan tofurther compliment Agritourism tours andthe Development of aTen Acre Agritourism National Park.
  11. 11. ValueADDEDPRODUCTS • Nonu Juice – is locally made by a Samoan family to enhanceNonu’s naturalpurpose of healing. It ispurely made and it contains no water, chemical preservatives, impurities, sugar, honey or dilution with cheap fruit juices • Avocado oil is produced by SROS as acooking oilthat contributes towards promoting healthyeating and living for Samoan people. • Taro/banana/breadfruit chips
  12. 12. MISILUKISKIN CAREPRODUCTS
  13. 13. AGRITOURISMACTIVITIES • Swimmingwithturtles atSatoalepai • LotofagaTilapia Farm • Samoa International Game Fishing Tournament
  14. 14. Thank you & GodBless!

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