INTRODUCTION

Samoa Farmers Association started in 2006 as the Samoa Crops Cooperation Association (SCCA). The name of the association was recently changed to Samoa Farmers Association to more correctly reflect the organization’s membership and farming interests. Today SFA has a membership of 1419 registered individual farmers and 20 farmer groups with a total membership of over 700 farming families.

The majority of members are smallholder village based farmers that form the bulk the 28,119 or so farming families identified in the 2015 Agricultural census. Many farm mainly for subsistence although increasingly looking to enhance their income stream from agriculture. SFA A small but growing number of members look on farming as a business, a development which the Samoan government promotes to revive agriculture

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Farmers and marketing/processing enterprises working together are the drivers of the agricultural sector -  the role of SFA is to enhance farmers’ income through improving the linkages between farmers and these market entities.
THE UNDERLYING PHILOSOPHY GUIDING SFA’S OPERATIONS
Farmers and marketing/processing enterprises working together are the drivers of the agricultural sector - the role of SFA is to enhance farmers’ income through improving the linkages between farmers and these market entities.
The SFA offices are located at Alafua some 50 meters  from the USP School of Agriculture campus main gate.
OUR LOCATION
The SFA offices are located at Alafua some 50 meters from the USP School of Agriculture campus main gate.

Samoa Farmers Association

  • CONTACT US

    • Phone: +685-27264
    • Email: sfaofisa@hotmail.com
    • Website: www.samoafarmers.ws
  • PROJECTS INFORMATION
  • About Our Work
  • Publication are hosted here
  • SFA’s 2013-2017 Strategic Plan is closely aligned to government’s national policy directions for enhancing the performance of Samoan agriculture and the economic status of farmers. It sets out a comprehensive development programme for agriculture, the implementation of which will entail the privatecollaboration with government agencies, and with international stakeholders. Farmer organizations such as SFA form an invaluable link between governments and international donors, and farmers. They link individual farmers to markets, to policy makers, and to providers of technical knowhow and of agricultural inputs. Specific benefits of SFA membership include improved access to
    • knowhow and training
    • improved planting material, farm inputs, farm support systems
    • markets
    • government policy makers
    • national and international farmers and farmer organizations networks.

VISION

Commercial oriented smallholder and village based farmers contributing substantially to Samoa’s prosperity.

MISSION

To provide smallholder and village based farmers with the opportunities and skills to increase their income and food security derived from farming..

Our Location

The SFA offices are located at Alafua some 50 meters from the USP School of Agriculture campus main gate. It may be contacted through:

OBJECTIVE AND GOALS

SFA’s current Strategic Plan sets out the following goals in support of its Vision and Mission

  1. Increased farmer input into policy formulation and decision making.
  2. Improved linkages between farmers and marketing/processing enterprises.
  3. Restoration of Samoa’s status as a major supplier of taro to NZ
  4. Significant local fruit and vegetable purchases by tourism sector
  5. Farmer incomes increased by the adoption of specific technical information
  6. Significant exports of non fruit-fly host horticultural products
  7. The overall technical skill level of Samoa’s commercially oriented smallholder and village based farmers is significantly enhanced
  8. The quality and productivity of horticultural products improved.
  9. The environmental sustainability of Samoa’s commercially oriented agriculture is enhanced.
  10. SFA becomes financially self-sustaining