Banana billionaires

As the huge commercially grown banana crops around the world are facing collapse because of a devastating disease, a survey has just been completed of the varieties of plantain (utu and Maori) bananas growing on Rarotonga and Aitutaki. The survey team of Ministry of Agriculture staff was led William Wigmore – the Director of Research […]

Head of Agriculture looking forward to working with new FAO chief

  The Secretary of Agriculture – Mrs. Temarama Anguna-Kamana – says she’s looking forward to establishing a positive working relationship with the new Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Association (UN FAO). Mrs. Anguna-Kamana and the Minister for Agriculture – Hon. Vainetutai Rose Brown – were present at the 41st session of the […]

Launch – State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

  Mr William Wigmore, Director for Crop Research, Ministry of Agriculture – launched the “State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture”, at a meeting held at the FAO headquarters in Rome on the 22 February 2019, in his capacity as Chair for the Commission on Genetic Resources. This is a first for the […]