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Dora’s Courageous Story of Growing a Farming Legacy

For over 20 years Dora and her husband John Mapusua had worked side by side to grow their 15 acre vegetable and taro farm in Aleisa into one of the most successful commercial farms in Samoa. Mr Mapusua was the outgoing, hardworking, energetic front man and operations manager who loved to share his knowledge and […]

Ministry of Agriculture Develops Knowledge Sharing App for Farmers

  21 July 2021: The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries hosted a workshop with 20 commercial farmers last Friday to collaborate in the development of a knowledge sharing application that is set to usher in a new era of digital farmers in Samoa.  The development of a mobile app for farmers is an initiative under […]

MAF Praises Contribution of Poutasi Hotel Workers in Cocoa and Coconut Replanting Scheme 

25 June 2021:  The Coconut and Cocoa Replanting Employment Scheme funded by the Government Second Stimulus Package (SP2) for displaced hotel workers in Poutasi and surrounding villages has concluded with over 21,000 seedlings produced and ready for distribution to farmers in Upolu. The 17 week scheme began in February with support from the Samoa Tourism […]

Organic Coconut Farmers Receive Farming Tools and Equipment

25 June 2021: Over 800 organic farmers registered with Serendi Coco and Women in Business Development Inc. will benefit from a Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR ECR Project), following a handover of farming tools and equipment facilitated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries last Friday. The ceremony took place at the Crops division […]

Cattle Farmer from Highlands of Fogasavaii Shares His Story of Hard Work and Determination

In the highlands of Fogasavaii on the Big Island, beef cattle farmer Lafoaina Avealalo sits under a tree looking out over the vast ocean beyond his village.  It’s a bumpy ride up to the picturesque lookout from the main road and although the distance is just 2 kilometres, it takes almost an hour-long drive on […]

Cattle Farmers Benefit from Purchase of Livestock Subsidy Scheme

May 19, 2021: Eligible cattle farmers are now able to purchase livestock at a reduced rate of the market price with assistance from the Government’s Second Stimulus Package (SP2) the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries have announced. The maximum purchase per cattle farmer is capped at 5 cattle and under the scheme they can purchase […]

Ministry Welcomes new Chinese Agriculture Experts and Engineers to SCATAP Project

May 19, 2021: The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and the Samoa – China Agricultural Technical Aid Project (SCATAP) welcomed 12 Chinese agricultural experts and civil works engineers on Monday 17 Ma, in a ceremony held at the SCATAP demonstration Farm in Nu’u. The Chinese Agricultural Expert team arrived on 29 April and were […]

Savaii Tourism Welcomes Launch of Flight Services to Asau Airport

22 March, 2021: Samoa Airways will resume flight services to Asau Airport, Savaii, beginning April 1st, 2021 during the busy Easter and Election holidays to help boost local tourism on the big island. CEO for Samoa Airways, Seiuli Alvin Tuala says the decision to recommence flights to Asau after a 6 year hiatus is the […]

USP Graduate from Palauli Receives Top Regional Award in Animal Husbandry

It was very easy to adapt to agriculture because I was raised on a farm..not only am I learning it; I’m living it.

Samoan Women Creating Waves in the Fish and Aquaculture Industry

"if you do your work well to the best of your ability and apply what you have learnt with confidence – no one will question you”