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  • Organic products on show
    Women in Business organised an organic promotion at the Samoa Tourism Authority fale last weekend. Through commitment and hard work, organic farmers from different parts of Samoa all had something to bring to the table. There were different organic products such as taro, niu, bananas, handicrafts and so much more.
    Posted: Tuesday 11 April 2017
  • The first intake of the Farm to Table youth programme graduated yesterday after 12 weeks of learning about organic farming. The programme not only promotes organic farming, it also looks at promoting youth employment, giving young people another option if they drop out of school. The project is run by Women in Business Development Inc. (W.I.B.D.I) under their Farm to Table project, which is funded by U.N.D.P.
    Posted: Tuesday 11 April 2017
  • Women in Business Development’s Adimaimalaga Tafunai has been honoured with a second global award – this time a DVF Award that was presented at the United Nations in New York. The DVF Awards were created in 2010 by Diane von Furstenberg and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to honor and support extraordinary women.
    Posted: Wednesday 29 April 2015
  • Opinion Editorial by Adimaimalaga Tafuna'i
    Women in Business Development Inc
    Posted: Saturday 7 March 2015
  • The United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and Women in Business Development ran two trainings to support families who wanted to grow organic produce and sell to beach fales, resorts and restaurants. They also taught the importance of preserving Savai’i’s upland areas.
    Posted: Friday 6 March 2015
  • Posted: Wednesday 13 August 2014
  • Women in Business Development, the Samoan Government and the Samoa Observer are leading a campaign to offset the carbon emissions generated from the global small island developing states meeting in September.
    Posted: Monday 11 August 2014
  • More than 150 delegates from the around the world, and in particular the Pacific region, gathered for the OUR Media: Diverse Communities, Diverse Media international conference in Goroka, Papua New Guinea in July.
    Posted: Thursday 31 July 2014
  • Prime Minister John Key requested a breakfast meeting with Women in Business Development president Sheree Stehlin, who was the 2013 New Zealand Prime Minister Fellow, on his final day in Samoa.
    Posted: Friday 6 June 2014
  • Women in Business Development board and management toasted Robert Oliver on June 3 for winning the Gourmand award for Best TV Chef Cookbook in the World for Mea’ai Samoa: Recipes from the Heart of Polynesia.
    Posted: Tuesday 3 June 2014
  • Twelve young Samoans have graduated from a job readiness skills programme in Apia. The programme was run by The Body Shop Australia, The Wise Foundation and local partner Women in Business Development. It targeted young Samoans wanting to enter the hospitality and customer service industry.
    Posted: Sunday 25 May 2014
  • Robert Oliver wins the Gourmand Award for Best TV Chef Cookbook In The World 2013 for Mea’ai Samoa: Recipes from the Heart of Polynesia and his cooking show, Real Pasifik, made by acclaimed TV production company Zoomslide, based in New Zealand.
    Posted: Saturday 24 May 2014
  • Through the support of The Technical Centre of Rural and Agricultural Co-operation (CTA), a Pacific and Caribbean delegation including Women in Business Development were able to attend an International Food Policy Research Institute conference in Ethiopia themed on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition and Security”.
    Posted: Saturday 17 May 2014
  • Six water tanks means six families’ lives are changed for the better thanks to a generous donation from the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society of Japan and Samoa Embassy staff. The request came from Women in Business Development to supply water tanks for six families involved in its fine mat weaving project. The society also provided equipment for the organisation’s fetau income project.
    Posted: Thursday 1 May 2014
  • Samoa’s newest cookbook Mea’ai Samoa: Recipes from the heart of Polynesia is a finalist for a prestigious international cookbook award.

    The Mea’ai Samoa book will represent Samoa and is one of five finalists in the category of Best TV English Cookbook, due to its connection with author Robert Oliver’s food TV show Real Pasifik made by Zoomslide Productions.
    Posted: Tuesday 4 February 2014
  • Women in Business Development is launching a year-long programme to celebrate International Year of Family Farming.
    The world-wide celebration is an initiative promoted by the World Rural Forum and supported by over 360 civil society and farmers’ organizations.
    Posted: Friday 24 January 2014
  • Samoa’s first Farm to Table programme is linking small organic farmers with leading hoteliers and restaurateurs in a bid to boost the farming and tourism industry.
    Women in Business Development is working with renowned chef/author Robert Oliver to kick start a local supply programme that has gained the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
    Posted: Monday 23 December 2013
  • Mea'ai Samoa: Recipes from the heart of Polynesia is a celebration of food and the Samoan peoples. It is written by Robert Oliver, Tracy Berno and photographer Shiri Ram.
    Posted: Friday 13 December 2013
  • Maluafou College students appeal to Samoa to stop burning garden waste, which contributes to greenhouse gases and climate change. Their mission is to get the nation composting and mulching instead.
    Posted: Tuesday 19 November 2013
  • Hosted by the nation of Guyana earlier this month, Caribbean Week of Agriculture featured key speakers Women in Business Development executive director Adimaimalaga Tafuna’i, acclaimed chef Robert Oliver and Karen Mapusua from POETCom. The Samoan Government was represented by Associate Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Samoa Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell.
    Posted: Monday 21 October 2013
  • The winners of a Body Shop NZ make-up award travelled to Samoa to learn more about Community Fair Trade and see Women in Business Development farmers produce virgin coconut oil, which an ingredient that is in 60 The Body Shop products.
    Posted: Wednesday 9 October 2013

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