Fiji to host 11th TFNet BOT Meeting and ISTF2017

The Government of Fiji and the International Tropical Fruits Network are organizing the International Symposium on Tropical Fruits (ISTF2017) and the 11th TFNet Board of Trustees Meeting on 23-26 October 2017 in the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji.


Bearing the theme “Food Security amidst a Changing Climate: Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Tropical Fruit Industry”, the Symposium aims to:

  • Assemble the latest scientific research, technology developments, best practices, and product innovations that support the transformation of the tropical fruit industry to be resilient to climate change;
  • Discuss how the latest research can contribute towards the adaptation and mitigation of the effects of climate change on tropical fruits;
  • Assess present and future marketing opportunities of tropical fruits;
  • Discuss policies that support the growth and transformation of the tropical fruit industry; and
  • Provide a venue for information sharing among participants from different countries


The tropical fruit industry is facing unprecedented threats due to climate change. The challenge of sustainably intensifying tropical fruit production while improving its resilience and reducing its vulnerability to the impacts of climate change remains priority for tropical fruit producers and countries which further require innovative interventions in terms of research, market and policy. This necessitates pragmatic action to create a more sustainable and productive tropical fruit industry, failing which the impacts of climate change will jeopardize further food security in countries and regions already facing food insecurity, thus hampering also the progress towards achieving the SDGs such as ‘zero hunger’ and ending poverty by 2030.


For more information, visit the ISTF2017 website here:


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