“To ensure overall provision of managing and advisory services for the development of Agriculture and Fisheries in Savaii”
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in Savaii’s Organizational Structure remains to its original plan except for new ACEO Position who will be overseeing and managed the whole operation of Savaii covering three (3) Technical Divisions Crops, Animal Production and Health and Fisheries. Other Sub services include Quarantine, Corporate , World Bank Funded Project (SAFPROM) and Chinese funded project . (SCATAP). A total of 42 staff are currently employed under the operation including Salelologa, Salailua, Asau and Sasina. Further details provided below:
To undertake research, development and advisory services to improve in-shore fisheries, commercial fisheries, aquaculture and adoption of sustainable fisheries practices.
The Savaii Fisheries Services Provides Advisory Roles And Assist On All Fisheries Activities For The Benefits Of Fisheries Stakeholders And The People Of Savaii.
The Savaii Staff work closely with communities on the Community Based Fisheries Management Program. The program was initiated in 1995 with it purpose to replenish inshore depleted fisheries resources and promote community involvement and ownership of responsible fisheries resources.
The Savaii Staff also carried out inshore activities such as market landing surveys and provide assistance to all inshore activities such as fish reserves monitoring, and sustainable use of Fisheries resources.
Senior Fisheries Officer
Phone: +685-51222, ext 604
“To undertake research, development and advisory services to improve crop production for subsistence and commercial producers, processors and marketers”
Welcome to the Crops Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) in Savaii. Our service include improvement on development and multiplication of priority Crops such as Root crops, Plantation crops, Tree crops Vegetables and Fruit Tree Crops in order to sustain production for enhancement of the livelihoods of the people of Samoa and for Export markets.
Secondly, is to provide advisory services to improve and sustain Potential crops production for the benefit of subsistence and commercial ventures.
The Crops Division aligns its work within the Government’s Strategy for the Development of Samoa 2008-2012 for “Improved Quality of Life for All”. The Division’s role is to undertake research to improve food production and security and crops sustainability. Three main sections carry out specific functions known as Research, Development and Advisory.
Senior CROPS Officer
Phone: +685-51395, 51222, ext 601
senior Crops Officer
Phone: +685- 58030
To undertake research and development for the provision of advice and animal health services to improving livestock production for subsistence and commercial producers.
APHD Savaii is a subdivision of Animal Production and Health Division which is under the control and supervision of ACEO – APHD and ACEO – MAF Savaii. It consist of 4 core section including Animal Health Vet Services, Animal Production, Research and Farm Developments and Utility all our activities is driven and accumulated by the following staff and all participated in all core areas as exist in our Savaii base.
Senior APHD Officer (SAVAII OFFICE)
Phone: +685-51222, ext 605
APHD Officer (ASAU OFFICE)
Talofa lava, and a warm welcome to our website on the Island of Savaii.
Samoa Quarantine Service (SQS) based at Salelologa Head Quarters have played a vital role ensuring proper Notification and Enforcement of Policies and Regulations that Savaii producers and Exporters shall be dealing and complying with.
Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), and the Biosecurity Act 2005 mandates our work, where we prevent or control the introduction and spread of pests and diseases that could cause significant damage to human beings, animals, plants and other aspects of the environment or economic activities.
We are also responsible for assisting exporters of primary produce by providing market access opportunities and government-to-government certification for these products.
The Registrar of Pesticides ensures that only registered pesticides are available and in use in Samoa, hence, all imported pesticides must be registered.
The SQS operates a twenty-four-hour, seven-days-a-week service, maintaining a presence at key points in Savaii Salelologa Wharf for entry of biosecurity risk goods – seaports, cargo depots and the mail centre at Apia.
The SQS works in tandem with other inspection agencies at the border (Immigration, Customs and Health) for a whole-of-government approach to border protection.
We have a wonderful environment, and unique unspoiled way of life, and we are proud to protect it.
Help Us to Protect Samoa from Exotic Pests and Diseases.
To provide administrative and technical support services for the Ministry of Agriculture
To conduct research, provide advisory services, and undertake development on the
areas of human resource management, finance, administration, asset management,
and information technology in accordance with relevant legislations, policies and
procedures of our Government.