• Organization TypeGovernment
  • HeadquartersSamoa

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Samoa)

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) is the principal organisation which provides regulatory and technical advice, training, and support for subsistence farmers, commercial farmers, agri-processors, and exporters to effectively manage and use the potential in agriculture and fisheries for food security, income generating opportunities, commercial development, and sustainable management of resources.  MAF’s vision is: Self sufficiency in food and increased income generating opportunities in farming.  MAF’s long term goals are:   1.       Improved Food Security 2.       Improved Commercial Development 3.       Sustainable Agricultural Production MAF is divided into the following 6 Divisions with clear roles to contribute to achieving the above long term goals.  Crops Division To conduct research, provide advisory services, and undertake development to improve crop production for subsistence and commercial producers, processors and marketers. Animal Production and Health Division To conduct research, provide advisory services, and undertake development to improve livestock production for subsistence and commercial producers, processors and marketers. Fisheries Division To conduct research, provide advisory services, undertake development, and conduct monitoring to encourage and promote community involvement in in-shore fisheries, aquaculture, private sector investment in commercial fisheries, and adoption of sustainable fisheries practices.  Quarantine Division To conduct research, provide advisory services, undertake development, and conduct monitoring to prevent the introduction and spread of unwanted agricultural pests and diseases, whilst facilitating the import and export of commodities, in compliance with international agreements and obligations. This Division also regulates and monitors the importation and use of pesticides.   Policy, Planning and Communications Division To conduct research, provide advisory services, publish information newsletters and coordinate radio talk back shows for the public on issues faced by the agricultural and fishery sectors, and coordinate and facilitate development projects to improve these sectors.  Corporate Services Division 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.  
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Experience

Contract Awards

Improving Small Ruminant Production and Supply

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Provision of Safeguarding and Deploying Coconut Diversity for Improving Livelihoods

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Reef Colonization and Socioeconomic Impacts from Trochus Translocations

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Company Offices

  • Samoa (headquarters)
  • Apia
  • P.O.BOX 1874
  • Samoa
  • Apia
  • 1874