NEWS

  • " The food is fresh and full of flavour, and there's a new organics movement underway there led by a local women's group 'Women in Business Development'. "
    Posted: Wednesday 24 January 2018
  • Mrs Areli's work involves transferring farmer information, such as type of production, income status and village name into online reports, to help connect farmers to the market and tourists to the farmers.
    Posted: Monday 15 January 2018
  • “This certificate will open up a lot of economic opportunities for the people of Simbo,” Alberta Vitale
    Posted: Tuesday 19 December 2017
  • In a major milestone for the Simbo for Change project, Simbo has become the first organically certified island in the Solomon Islands. Certification by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia in June 2017 marked the culmination of four years of work by project partners and the Simbo community, including major clean-up campaigns and broad-scale mapping of the island.
    Posted: Tuesday 19 December 2017
  • Samoan honey, extra sweet misiluki jam, avocados, maukegi, mangoes, passion fruit, hot fresh-brewed koko Samoa and koko Samoa packed and ready-to-go — were among the organic goods and feast at the final WBDI Night Market of 2017
    Posted: Monday 11 December 2017
  • " Visionary entrepreneur Adimaimalaga (Adi) Tafuna’i is convinced this dynamic can and should change. Globally minded, yet deeply rooted in her community ... "
    Posted: Tuesday 28 November 2017
  • Samoa's All Good
    Gareth Popplestone worked as a Project Management Adviser for Women In Business Development Inc (WIBDI) in Samoa. In his role, he helped build a new food processing factory, the biggest project the organisation has ever taken on.
    Posted: Wednesday 1 November 2017
  • The training is led by Women In Business Development Incorporated and aims to diminish the statistics of youth unemployment in Samoa. This outreach is spread across villages in Upolu and Savai’i and encourages the youth to look upon Farming as an occupation...
    Posted: Wednesday 25 October 2017
  • “People have this mentality that being a doctor or lawyer, or any desk job is a suitable profession, but what about farming? The young people shouldn’t wait around for the Government to provide jobs for them. They can have their own jobs by farming their own land. In Samoa, most of us do not have to buy or rent land and we have the opportunity to plant fruits and vegetables for our own use. Imported produce is expensive, but we can all plant our own little gardens no matter how small. ” WIBDI President Peseta Afoa Tiotio.
    Posted: Friday 6 October 2017
  • British Government support for social enterprise in the Pacific
    "We want to raise awareness amongst political and business leaders at the Forum about the opportunities social enterprises provide to meet Sustainable Development Goals by using a business model to create positive social impact" - Lord Ahmad
    Posted: Friday 8 September 2017
  • "The Tracer Youth Employment Survey conducted by Samoa National Youth Council together with the MWCSD in 2016 identified some 800 unemployed youths in Samoa. "
    Posted: Wednesday 23 August 2017
  • Love Samoa, Love Pacific - Samoa Observer
    Women in Business and Janet’s bring new Samoan Coconut Oil Body care brand to Market
    Posted: Wednesday 23 August 2017
  • Celebrating a Milestone for Women In Business Development Incorporated – WIBDI
    " This newly built Agri- Processing Facility is aimed to assist with the development of the Farm the Table Project (FTTP), WIBDI’s weekly promoted Organic Basket - a youth unemployment approach, linked together with some of the 500+ organically certified villages and farmers in both Savai'i and Upolu "
    Posted: Tuesday 22 August 2017
  • A new participatory certification system is providing agricultural producers and processors from the Pacific with easier access to organic markets. Although a significant share is already exported within the sub-region, the aim of locally and partici
    Posted: Tuesday 18 July 2017
  • Saff member representative Anitelea Atonio and collaborating partners from Small Business Enterprises Center (SBEC) are currently in Changsha, China undertaking a training on Bee Production, Grain and Oil Crops Boosting Comprehensive Technology
    Posted: Thursday 13 July 2017
  • Agro-tourism park plan “ill-advised” says leading agriculture expert - Samoa Planet
    " The point I am making is that we should use and promote existing properties etc as our “agrotourism parks "
    Posted: Tuesday 11 July 2017
  • WIBDI to expand export of Samoan  Organic Dried Banana's to New Zealand - LOOP SAMOA
    A partnership with Oxfam and New Zealand Company, All Good Bananas resulted in WIBDI exporting organic dried bananas to New Zealand.
    Posted: Tuesday 11 July 2017
  • 23 June 2017. Samoa – The Women in Business Development Inc. happily showcased their wide arrange of products at the bi-monthly Organic Farmers market on Wednesday this week, behind the Samoa Tourism Fale in Apia.
    Posted: Friday 23 June 2017
  • Samoa Victim Support Group Public Forum  - Nofotane Project
    The forum was part of SVSG’s Nofotane Project, a two-year programme funded by UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality. The project aims to support the economic empowerment of nofotane women.
    Posted: Wednesday 14 June 2017
  • I am also keen to increase the value the villagers receive, and the best way of doing this is getting them involved in the manufacture of products. To this end, we are looking at having our body wash bars made over there, using their local ingredient
    Posted: Tuesday 6 June 2017
  • The night attracted more numbers than anticipated and it was absolutely lovely! Thank you, for coming out to support our local farmers.
    Posted: Thursday 25 May 2017

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