FARMING AND FISHING FIRST

CROPS ADVISORY SECTION

- serves the public and communities through CROPS Advisory based in Upolu-headquarter in Nuu and MAF Salelologa Savaii.

Roles of Crops Advisory

  • Conduct participatory appraisals and consultations with village communities.
  • Assist farmers / communities with developing logical framework of activities and work-plans, goals, objectives based on appraisals.
  • Assist farmers / organizations, communities with project proposal development plans and write up.
  • Conduct on - farm demonstrations and visitations for communities, organizations and individual farms. 
  • Facilitate, conduct training workshop for farmers and communities on crop production practices, pests and disease control measures, farm management practices.
  • Assist with the distribution and selling of planting materials for farmers based on demands / requests from farmers.
  • Collaborate with other Government Ministries, Corporations, NGOs, on matters pertaining to agriculture production.
  • Assist communities, farmers with report compilation, writing for donor funding agencies.

Agriculture Stations at Upolu:                

  • Aleisa Ag Station - 2 Tunnel Houses, 1 Shade house and Demonstration plots.
  • Savaia, Poutasi – 2 Tunnel Houses, 1 Shade house and Demonstration plots.
  • Poutasi, Falealili - 2 Tunnel Houses, 1 Shade house and Demonstration plots.
  • Crops Advisory unit /office based at MAF Salelologa Savaii Headquarter.                        

Crops Advisory Upolu Staff:

Principal Crops Advisory Officer       -          Mr Tommy Tuuamalii
Senior Crops Advisory Officer (East Upolu) -          Vacant
Senior Crops Advisory Officer (West Upolu) -          Mr Sailo Pao
Crops Advisory Officer       -          Mr Peniamina Aiomanu (Based at Aleisa, Rural Stations)
Crops Advisory Officer       -          Ms Loise Nuulua (Based- Poutasi, Falealili Rural Stations)
Crops Advisory Officer       -          Filiilagi Toleafoa

Assistant Crops Advisory Officer

-          Mr Folofoloiluga Toilolo (Based - Savaia, Lefaga Rural Stations)
Crops Advisory Assistant    -          Mrs Iva Tauai
Crops Advisory Assistant (East Upolu) -          Mr Ioelu Iosefa
Assistant Crops Advisory -          Ms Leafa Ah Kee
Crops Advisory Assistant

-          Christian Tone

-          Mr Faasoesa (Aleisa)

-          Mr Tenari Lupematasila   (Savaia,)      

-          Mr Penitito Ulu (Poutasi, Falealili)

-          Fogasavaii Apelu

 

Agriculture Stations at Savaii:                  

  • Salailua Ag Stations – 2 Tunnel Houses, 1 Shade house and Demonstration plots
  • Asau Ag Stations – 2 Tunnel Houses, 1 Shade house and Demonstration plots

Crops Advisory Savaii staff:

                Senior Crops Advisory Officer (East Savaii)                            -              Mr Maanaima Matau

                Senior Crops Advisory Officer (West Savaii)                         -              Mr Saipele Komiti

                Crops Advisory Officer                                   - Mr Tali Ioane

                Crops Advisory Officer                                   - Mr Akenese Maposua

Crops Advisory Assistant                              - Mr Matauaina Asofitu

Crops Advisory Assistant                              - Ms Veronika Folau

Crops Advisory Assistant                              - Mr Hemi Siaosi

Crops Advisory Assistant                              - Mr Ekiumene Tovao

                Crops Advisory Assistant                              - Ms Tava’eFaasootauloa

                Assistant Staffs                                                 - Ualika Tolovae

                                                                                                - Pio Masimalo

                                                                                                - Uale Pelenato

                                                                                                - Ropati Kaisa

                                                                                                - Lisona Tufuga

                                                                                                - Evile Siitia

                                                                                                - Faoato Samuelu

                                                                                                - Anita Faiumu

                                                                                                - Fialogo Fialogo

                                                                        - Foe Maoaluma         

 

Roles of Crops Advisory

  • Conduct participatory appraisals and consultations with village communities.
  • Assist farmers / communities with developing logical framework of activities and work-plans, goals, objectives based on appraisals.
  • Assist farmers / organizations, communities with project proposal development plans and write up.
  • Conduct on - farm demonstrations and visitations for communities, organizations and individual farms. 
  • Facilitate, conduct training workshop for farmers and communities on crop production practices, pests and disease control measures, farm management practices.
  • Assist with the distribution and selling of planting materials for farmers based on demands / requests from farmers.
  • Collaborate with other Government Ministries, Corporations, NGOs, on matters pertaining to agriculture production.
  • Assist communities, farmers with report compilation, writing for donor funding agencies.