NEWS

  • 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
  • Maluafou Secondary School students are trying to rally a flash mob to promote their A2C2 - Action Against Climate Change project.
    Posted: Thursday 3 October 2013
  • Think long term and plan out your business and exports on an annual basis, is the message from cosmetic giant The Body Shop International to Samoa’s Women in Business Development.
    Posted: Tuesday 13 August 2013
  • More green leaves needed in Samoan diet
    How do you get Samoans eating more of the nation’s healthiest leafy green vegetables?
    That was the focus of a workshop, which was funded by Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR), co-ordinated by Women in Business Development with support from Ministry of Health, last week.
    Posted: Wednesday 19 June 2013
  • Powering up production
    Canada Fund have donated a stand-alone generator to Women in Business that will see the organisation maintain export production orders and markets.
    Posted: Thursday 6 June 2013
  • Sharing the Women in Business way with Tokelau
    A team from Tokelau is in Samoa for the next fortnight to learn about developing agricultural industries from local NGO Women in Business.
    Posted: Tuesday 28 May 2013
  • Solar lights to live by
    Solar-powered lights to live by, read by and save by are the focus of a Rotary Apia project that is being run in partnership with Women in Business.
    Posted: Wednesday 15 May 2013
  • Finemat – a reflection of beauty
    Samoa’s finest mats swayed gently through the air as they were paraded in the 2013 Fa’alelegapepe in Savai’i then Upolu this week.
    Posted: Tuesday 14 May 2013
  • Production house gets Commissioner’s nod
    Solid and efficient. That’s how the Australian High Commissioner describes the new Women in Business production house at Nu’u. During his official inspection, High Commissioner Stephen Henningham yesterday (April 17) knocked on the walls of the building that received $27,000 from his office’s Direct Aid Programme.
    Posted: Friday 19 April 2013
  • Farmer's truck a dream come true
    For most people it’s four wheels and a source of transport, but for Savaii farmer Lautafi Kelemete Luagalau it’s a dream come true.
    Eleven months after he started processing virgin organic coconut oil in his home village of Sagone, which is fully organically certified, Lautafi has managed to buy a truck with savings and a bank loan.
    Posted: Wednesday 17 April 2013
  • Farm value-added exports highlighted
    The possibilities for agricultural value addition and export in Samoa were highlighted at the Chamber of Commerce monthly members’ meeting held on Monday evening at the SBEC conference room.
    For the past year, Women in Business production manager, Stephen Hazelman has focused on increasing exports at Women In Business.
    Posted: Thursday 11 April 2013
  • International experts focus on virgin coconut oil
    Discussing organic virgin coconut oil as an export commodity was the focus of a visit yesterday to Women in Business’ production site at Nu’u.

    Samoa Ambassador to Belgium Fatumanava Dr Pa’o Luteru and Bobby Byll, from the Secretariat of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, took the guided tour to learn more about Women in Business and its activities.
    Posted: Tuesday 2 April 2013
  • Support local farmers, boost economy
    If you support local, then you are supporting the economy.
    That’s the message concerning using local farm ingredients from chef Dora Rossi of Paddles Restaurant at Matautu-Tai.
    Posted: Wednesday 20 March 2013
  • Samoa organic committee take to the field
    Inspecting organic farm developments was the order of the day for Samoa’s Organic Committee.
    Chaired by the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, the committee visited Women in Business’ demonstration and production site at Nu’u and the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS) at Vailima last week.
    Posted: Tuesday 12 March 2013
  • Quest for Samoa's healthiest green leaf
    Finding Samoa’s most nutritious green leaf vegetable is the quest of the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research and Women in Business.
    Posted: Tuesday 12 March 2013
  • Getting a fine education
    With every batch of new National University of Samoa enrolments, there are always special stories that emerge. Once such story is Bronco Afaese, who is getting an education paid for by Samoa’s greatest treasure – the fine mat.
    Posted: Tuesday 29 January 2013

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