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FAO visits agricultural facilities at the University of the South Pacific

The Institute of Research, Extension & Training in Agriculture

30/11/2017 Apia, Samoa

FAO SAP Coordinator for the Pacific Islands, Ms. Eriko Hibi and a team of FAO technical staff visited the School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT) and the Institute of Research, Extension & Training in Agriculture (IRETA) Farm at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Samoa.

The main purpose of their visit was an opportunity for FAOSAP technical staff to look at the SAFT facilities and programs as well as to identify possible areas of partnership. The FAO team visited different sections of SAFT (Food Technology Laboratory, Crop Protection Section, Crop Production Section and Soil Science Section) led by the Head of School, Assoc. Prof. Mohammed Umar.

The Coordinators of each section had a chance to clarify what they are teaching, their ongoing researches as well as pointing out the support that FAO could offer to improve each section or program.

This extensive visit concluded with the Assoc. Prof. Umar taking the team to the IRETA Farm. They looked at the different systems used at the Poultry, Piggery & Goat/Sheep Units and some of the activities such as eggs grading, packaging and labelling.

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