Minister of Agriculture and Vice Chancellor of USP Meet to Explore Further Collaboration for Agricultural Development

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Tues 7 June 2022 Apia Samoa. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) have this week met to explore further cooperation in their partnership that aims to enhance the development of agriculture and fisheries in Samoa.

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt met with the Vice Chancellor and President of the University of the South Pacific, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, to explore and expand potential collaborative agriculture development initiatives of common interests, under an MOU that was formalised in 2019 between the University and the Ministry.

“The development of agriculture and fisheries for sustainable food, nutrition and income security in Samoa is at the centre of this collaboration,” said the Minister of Agriculture.

“The current MOU covers partnership in teaching, research, training, extension as well as community engagement to support the various production needs of our crop and livestock farmers”.

The signing on Monday was to formalise an addendum to reflect the USP change of name from School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT), to Discipline of Agriculture and Food Technology (DAFT).