Samoa to develop new combined agritourism strategy

RNZ reports Samoa's agriculture and tourism sectors are uniting to develop a combined strategy for Samoa tourism's industry.

 A workshop underway in Samoa has brought together over 70 experts to discuss new agritourism development in the country.

The workshop is promoting the sustainable use of local food by tourist operators.

Kelera Cavuilati from the South Pacific Tourism Organisation says it's the first time the sectors have worked together.

"The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and also the Samoa Tourism Authority, [are] to actually look at strategies and policies that they've just discussed in their own separate settings. But now it's coming together to develop one for Samoa," Kelera Cavuilati said.

Photo: RNZ / Mary Baines