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Samoa Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2016: Ah Liki Farm - Current development and future prospects linking agritourism

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Samoa Agritourism Policy Setting Worskhop 2016
Linking Agriculture and Tourism through Policy setting:
Strengthening the local agrifood sector and promoting agritourism

Workshop organised by the Government of Samoa and CTA
in collaboration with PIPSO

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Samoa Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2016: Ah Liki Farm - Current development and future prospects linking agritourism

  1. 1. Current Developments and Future Prospects Linking Agritourism
  2. 2. Introduction to Ah Liki Investment Group • How we are supporting local farmers and growth of the Samoan Agricultural industry Import substitution – Current and developing • Some success stories Exporting – benefits for Samoan Agriculture • Sourcing from local farmers, more money back into pockets to diversify agriculture Tanumapua Farm – current developments and future prospects • How we are working to train farmers in new skills and food safety improvement Challenges for Agriculture in Samoa
  3. 3. Ah Liki Investment Group Krissy Company • Buying coconuts and taro leaves from local farmers, fair trade and organic certified • Soon will be sourcing meat locally also Pacific oil • Buying copra from local farmers to make coconut oil
  4. 4. Ah Liki Investment Group Taula Beverages Tanumapua Farm Ah Liki Wholesale • Exporting taro sourced from local farmers
  5. 5. Imports and successful substitution Eggs • Previous Ah Liki egg imports were 1.2 – 1.3 million eggs per year (95% national consumption) • Now 100% FRESH, locally farmed eggs since 2014 • Tanumapua Sun choice eggs started with 6, 000 chicks in 2011, now 70, 000 – 80, 000 producing 45, 000 eggs per day. • Provides local jobs, profits are retained on island, leads to new product development through more fertiliser for crops Cabbages • In the past, 200 tonnes of cabbages imported annually, now down to 50 tonnes. Thanks to chicken Manure.
  6. 6. Exporting to Develop Agriculture Selling staple crops for export provides farmers with profit to venture into high risk/high return agriculture. Currently exporting taro, soon to be exporting bananas (SACEP). Potential to export pineapple, hawaiian papaya and more. Training farmers in growing export quality produce develops skills ie. Post harvest practices, increased quantity and quality
  7. 7. Tanumapua Farm Current and developing • Hydroponics – tomatoes, capsicum and lettuce • SACEP – carrots and onions • Tropical fruits – Cavendish banana, Hawaiian papaya, Samoan pineapple and Tahitian limes • Vegetables – Cabbage, European eggplant, Pak choi, corn, radish and chilli. Skills development • Open Pollinated Seeding - SFA • Post harvest handling - FAO
  8. 8. Future Prospects for Tanumapua Farm and Samoan Agriculture • Increased earning capacity through export leads to more varieties of vegetables grown locally and consistently • Implementing improved technologies for organic and non-residue produce • Tailoring planting schedules to meet local market demand
  9. 9. Challenges • Equipment, pesticide and fertiliser supply • Skilled/educated labour • Export protocol development

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