266289 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws en-nz Women In Business Development Incorporated 30 Blending tradition with innovation to boost rural incomes https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/779767 “Innovation was necessary because the earlier projects, aimed at traditional things like handicraft production, were difficult since there were no sustainable markets.” 010, 6 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/779767 WIBDI launches Agri-tourism Farm To Table App - SAMOA OBSERVER https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/779607 While the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries celebrated the pragmatism and resourcefulness of W.I.B.D.I, he also acknowledged that his Ministry could do a lot more in supporting such organisations and projects. 010, 5 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/779607 Nora Afualo - TV1 Samoa https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/779089 “Organic farming does not only provide what I and my family need. I believe it is also environmentally sustainable” – Nora Afualo 009, 1 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/779089 Samoa Coconut Loaf - SAMOA PLANET https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/778333 I love to use coconut in my baking, but sometimes I’m too busy or tired (or lazy!) to climb a coconut tree, husk a popo and grate it. So I was excited to see that Women in Business in Samoa has a new product on the market. 009, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/778333 Travel hits and misses: Robert Oliver - NZ Herald https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/772887 " 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'. " 004, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/772887 The value of data in connecting farmers to the marketplace in Samoa - CTA https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/772070 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. 003, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/772070 The story behind Simbo’s journey to an organic existence https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/769539 “This certificate will open up a lot of economic opportunities for the people of Simbo,” Alberta Vitale 051, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/769539 Simbo for Change - PLP Solomon Islands Country Programme https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/769543 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. 051, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/769543 WIBDI market night to remember - SAMOA PLANET https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/768870 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 050, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/768870 Adimaimalaga Tafuna'i - Vital Voices https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/767207 " Visionary entrepreneur Adimaimalaga (Adi) Tafuna’i is convinced this dynamic can and should change. Globally minded, yet deeply rooted in her community ... " 048, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/767207 Samoa's All Good https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/764427 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. 044, 1 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/764427 Adressing Youth Unemployment through Organic Farming https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/763438 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... 043, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/763438 Our youth should consider farming as a profession - SAMOA PLANET https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/760416 “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. 040, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/760416 British Government support for social enterprise in the Pacific https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/756475 "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 036, 8 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/756475 Agriculture to Help Reduce Youth Unemployment - UNDP https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/753245 "The Tracer Youth Employment Survey conducted by Samoa National Youth Council together with the MWCSD in 2016 identified some 800 unemployed youths in Samoa. " 034, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/753245 Love Samoa, Love Pacific - Samoa Observer https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/753246 Women in Business and Janet’s bring new Samoan Coconut Oil Body care brand to Market 034, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/753246 Celebrating a Milestone for Women In Business Development Incorporated – WIBDI https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/753107 " 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 " 034, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/753107 Pacific: Organic on the horizon https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/747515 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 029, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/747515 Training Course on Bee Production and Grain and Oil Crops boosting comprehensive Technology for Developing countries https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/746926 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 028, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/746926 Agro-tourism park plan “ill-advised” says leading agriculture expert - Samoa Planet https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/746713 " The point I am making is that we should use and promote existing properties etc as our “agrotourism parks " 028, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/746713 WIBDI to expand export of Samoan Organic Dried Banana's to New Zealand - LOOP SAMOA https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/746685 A partnership with Oxfam and New Zealand Company, All Good Bananas resulted in WIBDI exporting organic dried bananas to New Zealand. 028, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/746685 WIBDI, Helping vulnerable families make a sustainable living - Samoa Planet https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/743220 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. 025, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/743220 Samoa Victim Support Group Public Forum - Nofotane Project https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/740679 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. 024, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/740679 Smart Kiwi thinking bigger than bottom line https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/739327 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 023, 6 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/739327 WIBDI's fortnightly celebrated Organic Night Marlet https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/737262 The night attracted more numbers than anticipated and it was absolutely lovely! Thank you, for coming out to support our local farmers. 021, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/737262 Choosing Organic Farming for Brighter Future https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/734656 “I’m conscious about the harm that agricultural chemicals and pesticides can cause to the environment and to our health. That is why I am using natural methods to grow herbs and spices for hotels and restaurants in Apia” - says Iese Palauni Matai’a. 019, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/734656 Samoan women drive sustainable faming - Samoa Planet https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/734515 #News -“In Samoa, the most influential and successful farming group is led by Women in Business Development – essentially a group of women seeking to create sustainable incomes out of sustainable resources for rural families,” says Faumuina Tafunai. 019, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/734515 Organic Warriors graduate https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/729559 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. 015, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/729559 Organic products on show https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/729560 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. 015, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/729560 Tafunai honoured with second global award https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/609780 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. 018, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/609780 Making it happen in the Pacific https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/599851 Opinion Editorial by Adimaimalaga Tafuna'i Women in Business Development Inc 010, 7 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/599851 Developing lowland organic farms key to preserving Savaii’s highlands: FAO https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/599852 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. 010, 6 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/599852 Plant food goes up in smoke https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/568743 033, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/568743 Samoa leads offset carbon call for S.I.D.S 2014 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/568527 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. 033, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/568527 Power of community-led media explored https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/566760 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. 031, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/566760 Women in Business Development president meets NZ PM John Key https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/557320 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. 023, 6 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/557320 Here's to you Mr Oliver https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/557319 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. 023, 3 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/557319 The Body Shop, Wise Foundation and Women in Business Development team up for youth https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/557329 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. 022, 25 May 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/557329 Robert Oliver wins global award for Samoan cookbook https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/557318 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. 021, 24 May 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/557318 Pacific and Caribbean voices echo at global research forum https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/557317 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”. 020, 17 May 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/557317 Lives made better by Japanese donor https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/546355 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. 018, 1 May 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/546355 Mea’ai Samoa cookbook vies for international award https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/529254 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. 006, 4 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/529254 Family farmers celebrated https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/527564 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. 004, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/527564 Farm to Table Samoa hits local menus https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/523101 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). 052, 23 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/523101 Mea'ai Samoa book launched https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/522178 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. 050, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/522178 Samoa - please stop the burning https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/505570 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. 047, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/505570 Samoa forges link with Caribbean https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/505752 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. 043, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/505752 The Body Shop NZ send winners to Samoa https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/505757 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. 041, 9 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/505757 Flash mob to promote climate change message https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/505767 Maluafou Secondary School students are trying to rally a flash mob to promote their A2C2 - Action Against Climate Change project. 040, 3 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/505767 Samoa’s coconut oil a long-term export, says The Body Shop https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/523104 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. 033, 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/523104 More green leaves needed in Samoan diet https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/486169 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. 025, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/486169 Powering up production https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/483159 Canada Fund have donated a stand-alone generator to Women in Business that will see the organisation maintain export production orders and markets. 023, 6 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/483159 Sharing the Women in Business way with Tokelau https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/481810 A team from Tokelau is in Samoa for the next fortnight to learn about developing agricultural industries from local NGO Women in Business. 022, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/481810 Solar lights to live by https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/479781 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. 020, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/479781 Finemat – a reflection of beauty https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/479798 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. 020, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/479798 Production house gets Commissioner’s nod https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/476141 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. 016, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/476141 Farmer's truck a dream come true https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/475922 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. 016, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/475922 Farm value-added exports highlighted https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/475888 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. 015, 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/475888 International experts focus on virgin coconut oil https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/475927 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. 014, 2 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/475927 Support local farmers, boost economy https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/469211 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. 012, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/469211 Samoa organic committee take to the field https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/466525 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. 011, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/466525 Quest for Samoa's healthiest green leaf https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/466534 Finding Samoa’s most nutritious green leaf vegetable is the quest of the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research and Women in Business. 011, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/466534 Adi Tafuna'i - It's about the people https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/460965 The first thing Adi Maimalaga Tafuna’i will tell you is that it is not about her. “Everything that happens is because many people work together, it is not because of one individual.” 005, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/460965 Getting a fine education https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/460963 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. 005, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/460963 Save Tree Cuttings For Future Harvests https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/460962 Cut a branch and plant it is the message from Women in Business. With so many fallen breadfruit and banana trees and damaged taro plantations, Samoa will face a food shortage in the next few months but people can take action now to help save planting materials. 001, 3 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/460962 Rural villages get on top of water repairs https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/460961 A water assessment in the wake of Cyclone Evan has revealed a patch of clear water on an otherwise murky waterscape. 051, 20 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/460961 Samoa's farmers will need support https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/460959 Samoa farmers will need support after Cyclone Evan Samoa’s farmers took a severe hit from Cyclone Evan with banana plantations flattened, breadfruit and coconut trees felled, and ta’amu crops decimated. 050, 15 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/460959 Mobile Farmers https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/453885 This article by our media officer Faumuina Felolini Tafuna'i won the international agricultural journalism prize at the Making the Connections Conference in Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia in November. 047, 23 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/453885 Women in Business win International Media Award https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/453072 Women in Business media officer Faumuina Tafuna’i has won an international journalism award for her coverage of an agricultural conference in Ethiopia. After winning a regional media competition run by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Faumuina went on to take first place honours over other regional winners from Africa and the Caribbean. 046, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/453072 Women in Business win regional media award https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/448341 Women in Business has won a regional media contest and will represent the Pacific at an international conference on agriculture in Ethiopia next month. Women in Business media officer Faumuina Tafuna’i took out the Pacific section in an international competition covering how small farms access commercial markets. 043, 22 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/448341 Fine mat touted for Japan exhibition https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/447677 A fine mat produced by a Women in Business weaver is being touted for exhibition in Japan. The Senri Foundation, which plans cultural events at the National Musuem of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan says the ie sae will be exhibited in the near future. The foundation bought an ie sae, which is one of Samoa’s most prized possession, from Women in Business earlier this year 042, 17 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/447677 Clintons showcase Women in Business https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/447134 Bill and Hillary Clinton’s focus on Samoa’s Women in Business continues with the organisation being a highlight feature at the Clinton Global Initiative design workshops in New York recently. 041, 12 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/447134 Steffi needs big time sponsors for pro circuit https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/446759 Since 2009, Women in Business Development Inc has helping Samoa's top tennis player Steffi Carruthers through voluntary staff contributions that are deducted weekly from their salaries. But now 19-year-old Steffi is out of the juniors and needs serious financial sponsors to turn professional. Women in Business say it's now time for the big companies to step in and help. 041, 9 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/446759 * Chef Robert Oliver sails Samoan va'atele Gaualofa https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/442632 Chef and author Robert Oliver booked a day sail on Friday to film Gaualofa chef Lolesio Patolo cook and present a meal. 037, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/442632 * Clinton, Women in Business, Pacific leaders call for full gender equality https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/441525 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Pacific leaders, including Women in Business exective director Adimaimalaga Tafuna'i, in a call for equal treatment of men and women in all parts of social, economic and political life. 036, 3 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/441525 * Truckin' with Samoan artists and Women in Business https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/441305 Samoan/Maori artist Lonnie Hutchinson from Tautai Trust travelled to Saleapaga to visit one of our farmers and check how Women in Business is using a truck bought with a Tautai donation 035, 1 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/441305 * Samoan Bananas better with Tahitian Lime https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/438674 How do you make dried Samoan bananas tastier and more appealing to the eye? Pour Tahitian Lime over it. That’s the solution that Women in Business Development (WIBDI) production manager Stephen Hazelman is trialling. 033, 16 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/438674 * Standing proud on Samoan soil https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/437797 After decades of sending Samoa’s brightest and strongest to work overseas and funnel money back to the islands, Samoan farmers are showing there is a way to stay on the land and make a living. 032, 9 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/437797 * Hawaii - Samoa Partnership Taking Shape https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/437268 Women in Business and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement have made a commitment to explore the expansion of the production of coconut oil to Hawaii and Native Hawaiian family farmers. 032, 6 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/437268 * Vanilla farmers ready for next step https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/437008 Samoan vanilla farmers gathered together at the farm of Therese Rasmussen for a day of training and sharing. 031, 3 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/437008 * Triple celebration for Women in Business https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/436718 From humble beginnings in 1991, the Women in Business Foundation - set up to advance the economic and business status of the women of Samoa – celebrated sweet success recently. The organisation, now renamed Women in Business Development Samoa (WIBD), had reasons for a triple celebration. 031, 2 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/436718 * Adi Tafuna'i recognised at Global Leadership Awards https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/427457 An organization that works to foster the leadership and amplify the voices of women around the world honoured Women in Business executive director Adimaimalaga Tafuna'i during its annual Global Leadership Awards. 024, 12 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/427457 * Organic farmers clean up at Savaii Agriculture Show https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/421952 Women in Business Organic Farmers enjoyed great success at the Savaii Agricultural Show last week with a haul of 33 major prizes and a range of consolation prizes. Thirteen of the 14 farmers won prizes at the fiercely contested Agricultural Show. 020, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/421952 *Women in Business put on breakfast for 600 fun runners https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/420261 Women in Business rose to the challenge of making breakfast for more than 600 Samoans on a fun run sponsored by the Australian High Commission. 019, 7 May 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/420261 * Fulutusi family join organic programme https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/411550 Fetau and mixed crop farmers Taumaio and Afa Fulutusi from Vaovai, Falealili joined WIBDI's organic programme after a site visit from the organics team. 012, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/411550 * Fine mat inspection in Sataua https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/405618 Fine mat weavers in Sataua village in Savai'i were visited by WIBI fieldworkers this week. 011, 16 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/405618 * British High Commissioner gives Diamond Jubilee grant to WIBDI https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/410753 British High Commissioner Vicki Treadall presented a Diamond Jubilee grant to WIBDI on Friday. 011, 16 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.womeninbusiness.ws/blog/410753