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Irrigation and drainage
Evolution of irrigation development
Irrigation areas in Samoa are very small. Small-scale irrigation needs are supplied by gravity from the numerous streams found on both main islands, but no information on exact areas is available.
Women and irrigation
The Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD) is the government department formally responsible for the rights and representation of women, as well as the mechanism by which the government coordinates and works with the traditional governance structure of the village communities (SOPAC, 2007).