San i stap ko daon, “le soleil descend” : Autour du kava au Vanuatu

San i stap ko daon. Le soleil descend et signale aux Ni-vanuatu la fin de la journée. Déjà depuis le nakamal, on entend le bruit rythmé des busnaef : on s’affaire à découper en petit morceaux les racines de kava. Les hommes préparent, se chambrent et se marrent. Enfin, le jus opaque et marron est prêt et les premiers sel sont servis. Le nakamal plonge dans la pénombre. Une lumière permet tout juste de distinguer les buveurs de kava qui chuchotent maintenant entre eux. De temps à autres, le silence est interrompu, il faut bien le dire, par des raclements de gorges et des crachements affirmés. Le kava fait effet. Certains vous diront qu’il est en train de parler.

Guest editorial (in French) by Soizic Le Cornec

Kava importation INTO AUSTRALIAN BORDERS

Kava importation, without a permit, may have a bitter end.This year, the importation of kava has increased from 58 detections, weighing a total of 67 kilograms, in January-February to 739 detections, weighing a total of 2.2 tonnes in July-August – that’s a 3000% increase by weight!The root of the kava plant is traditionally used for […]

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Kava formally recognized as a food!

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, the supreme body that sets food standards globally has approved a standard for kava when mixed with water. This has been confirmed by Timothy Tumukon, the Regional Coordinator for the Coordinating Committee for North America and South West Pacific (CCNASWP). It means countries under NASWP such as USA, Canada, New Zealand, […]

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Vanuatu Kava Export Affected by COVID-19 pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Vanuatu kava market immensely. Many Vanuatu kava exporters have faced with a lot of challenges in exporting dry kava to overseas market due to the closure of international boarders and high export air freight rate which affects the quantity of export. Currently kava farmers and exporters have identified issues […]

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Life and Money in Agriculture

A well-known local builder and constructor, Aku Dinh, has turned himself into a major kava grower with a vision to take the Vanuatu kava industry to another level now and in the years ahead. This was evident when three state ministers paid a visit to his kava plantations in the Rangorango hill slopes and valleys on […]

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Tingting gud long graon blong yu.

Tingting gud long smol bis graon we yu kat long community or area blong yu.Sapos yu planem wan gudfala sid tedei, bae yu save kat wan bigfala harvest long end blong dei wetem smile long fes blong yu.Graon ikat value blong hem istap oltaem mo yumi mas usum long wan wei we bambae i benefitim […]

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Kassav DRINKING KAVA in Port-vila!!!!

The famous French West Indies 🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴zouk band Kassav is in Vanuatu! They arrived earlier this week in Port-Vila and are ready to rock Korman Stadium tonight ! Zouker zouker 🕺🕺💃🏽💃🏽😁😁😍😍😍😍😍👍🤙🤙🤙 Port-Vila is the first concert of their South Pacific Tour, they will then go to Noumea, Wallis and Futuna, Tahiti and Japan. Last night, a […]

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Rugby stars

Legendary New Zealand All Black Dan Carter and Fijian Joe Taliga Rokocoko having a small kava relaxing session away from home …. Wishing all the South Pacific Teams all the best in Rugby World Cup Japan 🇯🇵 for the coming games!

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Kavalytics to modernize our industry

KavaLytics™ provides clients with a fast, affordable, accurate and validated quality assessment method for Kava using a spectrometer, paired with a powerful, cloud-based artificial intelligence machine-learning platform that is intended to implement quality controls and traceability throughout the Kava value chain. Simply point the scanner at a bag of Kava powder and get instant lab […]

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Madeline Lai – Kava Trader from South Malekula

Derick Lai, Madeline’s father is an individual farmer and he ships kava every few weeks from Malvakal village, South Santo priorly for his daughter’s tuition fee. Madeline currently lives with her extended family here in Vila whilst taking courses at VIT, her determination was to pursue her goals in tourism management. ” I thank my […]

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El Manaro staff training in covid -19 preparedness.

El Manaro staff training in covid -19 preparedness. Our nakamal is making every effort to implement safe practices and we certainly have enough room for effective social distancing. Come and join us for a shell any time from 3 pm til late.

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Waterfall Kava Bar

Waterfall Kava Bar

In the heart of Port Vila a Kava Bar opened its windows last year exactly 6 months ago . Boasting a modest 7 kava windows of many Vanuatu Noble kava varieties and a beer window, this is where everyone heads to watch the sunset on the Port Vila harbor over a shell of kava & […]

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All day long, and with funny dogs

Sophie’s nakamal is located in Port Vila, namba2 area. It is a cool place, famous for serving kava at any time. And all day long, dogs are having shells 🙂

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Kava World session for Titan FX at yumiwork

It was a delight to present Kava-world.com to Titan FX team, in Port Vila. We discussed functionalities, objectives, and perspectives of this kava lovers platform. They shared our enthusiasm and passion! Then we enjoyed yumiwork’s fantastic terrace, with a kava tasting, comparing kava juices from Santo and Malakula, with a great sun set. Sweet!

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TVL and Kava World Partnership Launching in companionship with MTCIT

Monday 29th July marks a digital transformation break through for Kava World in Vanuatu. Thanks to Telecom Vanuatu Limited the https://kava-world.com/ is now data free for all TVL mobile users. Kava Industry is the key in Vanuatu, given an estimation of over 40% of households engage in some part of the kava value chain. This […]

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Kava Exhibition Ends on Thursday 22 of October 2020! 😁

Alliance Francaise has organized an exhibition for Kava which started last Friday and concluding this Thursday with the support of Cooperation Regionale, Kava World and Olsem Wanem. Director of Alliance Francaise de Port Vila George Cumbo said that he wanted to place kava on the pedestal it deserved by portraying it in different ways. “Because […]

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High quality Noble & Dry kava from Espiritu Santo – Vanuatu

High quality Noble & Dry kava from Espiritu Santo – Vanuatu: – Lateral roots on the left – Basal roots on the right We invite kava wholesalers to contact us for more details and quotations. pacificsanto@gmail.com #drykava #kavaroot #espiritusanto #Vanuatu #kavawholesaler Facebook

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VAC to produce 23,000 Kava seedlings under agreement with MALFFB

An agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB) and the Vanuatu Agriculture College (VAC) for the production of kava seedlings. The agreement was signed by the Director General for MALFFB, Moses Amos and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VAC, Peter Napwatt, after the second kava forum recently on […]

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Another innovative products: effervescent kava tablets

As I was delivering some products to Paris Shopping Duty Free shop in Port Vila, I stumbled across a new product produced in Australia 🇦🇺 using Vanuatu Kava. Nice packaging, clear indications.. was intrigued as I had never heard of it before.. Ingrid Festa gave me two tablets for me to try. The owner told […]

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Kava in a bottle, the beginning of a new era?

We forwarded earlier information about PAcific Kava Roots , à kava prepared with green kava ( fresh froozen) and bottled in New Zealand for the US Market. This product is the baby of years of trials by a well known American kava lover and importer , Mr. Mike Munsell, owner of Monsoon Beverage LLC and […]

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