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Agriculture and Tourism
Linkages
Seuseu Tauati
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
14 December 2016
Is there a link between
Agriculture and Tourism?
Followed two tourists from the Airport
•To determine the connection between Agriculture and Tourism
They visited local plantations
•Organic farms
•Subsistence farms
•Commercial Farms
•Government demonstration plots
RESTAUARANT LUNCH
– Locally sourced food
•Fresh and Nutritious food
•Available all year round
•Restaurant owners
•Wholesal...
Restaurant buys locally sourced food
•Linkages: Farmers and restaurant
owners
•New market opportunities
Now we know there is a connection
 Lets take the opportunity to boost Agriculture
 Create Market opportunities
 Set pol...
Strategy and Plans
 Strategy for the Development of Samoa 2017 - 2020
 Agriculture Sector Plan 2016 – 2020
 SectorWide ...
Local Markets AND Export Market
•Fresh produce – root crops
•Bananas and breadfruit
•Fish
•Chips/snacks
•Body Lotions
•Coc...
Good local and international
transport linkages
Food Security AND Import substitution
Research and commercial production
•Bulb onions
•Tomatoes
•Carrots
•Green pepper
Agriculture needs to be
 Competitive and Diverse
 Sustainable
 Commercial
 Meet market demands
National Agriculture Protection Service
– Community
EXAMPLE :
Crops Division
•Monitoring for NEW pests and
diseases
•Cocon...
Support connection with Tourism Industry
MAF StaffTourist
ThankYou
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Samoa Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2016: Samoa Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries - Mainstreaming national policies to promote opportunities in Agritourism and Agribusiness to enhance actions towards the achievement of national objectives

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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

Apia, Samoa, 13-16 December 2016

Published in: Government & Nonprofit
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Samoa Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2016: Samoa Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries - Mainstreaming national policies to promote opportunities in Agritourism and Agribusiness to enhance actions towards the achievement of national objectives

  1. 1. Agriculture and Tourism Linkages Seuseu Tauati Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 14 December 2016
  2. 2. Is there a link between Agriculture and Tourism?
  3. 3. Followed two tourists from the Airport •To determine the connection between Agriculture and Tourism
  4. 4. They visited local plantations •Organic farms •Subsistence farms •Commercial Farms •Government demonstration plots
  5. 5. RESTAUARANT LUNCH – Locally sourced food •Fresh and Nutritious food •Available all year round •Restaurant owners •Wholesalers •Retailers
  6. 6. Restaurant buys locally sourced food •Linkages: Farmers and restaurant owners •New market opportunities
  7. 7. Now we know there is a connection  Lets take the opportunity to boost Agriculture  Create Market opportunities  Set policies in place to support Agriculture andTourism  National Agri-Tourism Park
  8. 8. Strategy and Plans  Strategy for the Development of Samoa 2017 - 2020  Agriculture Sector Plan 2016 – 2020  SectorWide Approach  ESPO 1: Sector Coordination improved and investment in food security and inclusive commercial agriculture/ fisheries production systems increased  ESPO2:An increased supply and consumption of competitively priced domestically produced food  ESPO3:A sustained increase in production, productivity, product quality, value adding and marketing of agriculture and fisheries products – Clearly highlights mainstreaming of tourism in Agriculture Sector  ESPO4: Sustainable agriculture and fisheries resource management practices in place and climate resilience and disaster relief efforts strengthened
  9. 9. Local Markets AND Export Market •Fresh produce – root crops •Bananas and breadfruit •Fish •Chips/snacks •Body Lotions •Coconut cream •Coconut oil •Copra •Handicrafts
  10. 10. Good local and international transport linkages
  11. 11. Food Security AND Import substitution Research and commercial production •Bulb onions •Tomatoes •Carrots •Green pepper
  12. 12. Agriculture needs to be  Competitive and Diverse  Sustainable  Commercial  Meet market demands
  13. 13. National Agriculture Protection Service – Community EXAMPLE : Crops Division •Monitoring for NEW pests and diseases •Coconut Rhinoceros beetle •Brontispa •Fruit fly •Biological control research •Giant African Snail Quarantine Division
  14. 14. Support connection with Tourism Industry MAF StaffTourist ThankYou

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