Ending the week with back-to-back Talomua events on the Southern part of Upolu, the Punauli Farmers and Fishers Association in the village of Siumu hosted its first Talomua on Saturday 28th May 2022.
The event theme was, “Galulue Punoua’i mo le Ulua’i Seleselega” – Work Hard for the First Harvest.
The event was organised by the Association in close collaboration with the farmers and fishers of Siumu. The president of the Punauli Farmers and Fishers Association, Su’a Ioane welcomed the government, guests and all who attended to celebrate their first Talomua in Siumu.
The event was attended by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt, Member of Parliament for Siumu, Honourable Tu’uu Anasii Leota, Associate Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Maiava Fuimaono Tito Asafo, and Executive Management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Honourable La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt in his speech thanked and congratulated the Punauli Association for the successful coordination of the Talomua event.
They have gathered and worked in partnership with the various livestock and crop famers, and fishers of Siumu to showcase their finest produce. He stated that this indicated good collaboration within the village to drive agriculture and fisheries development to sustain food, nutrition and income security.
The Ministry provided farming tools and equipment, seed and seedlings of various crops as part of their supporting role to village-led agriculture and fisheries events.