SAMOA, June 10 – “Diversifying limu fuafua for food security, nutritional benefit and livelihoods”
Seaweeds are more and more considered as vital in diets due to their dietary and well being advantages, in addition to different makes use of in agriculture. Edible inexperienced seaweeds are a pure useful resource that grows on shallow lagoons and reefs round Samoa.
Sea grapes might be cultivated for native consumption and likewise probably exported, offering financial alternative for Pacific Island international locations.
On Thursday 9th June 2002, the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, held an Inception workshop for in 10 chosen websites in Upolu. The Revitalisation, Expansion and Diversification of Agriculture and Fisheries (REDSAF) Project via UNDP is supporting the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ efforts to revitalize sea-grape farming as a sustainable earnings incomes alternative for our native communities. The undertaking goals to strengthen COVID-19 preparedness and speed up socio-economic restoration via the revival of sea-grape also referred to as the limu fuafua in Samoa. The undertaking actions are carried out in 20 coastal villages throughout Samoa, focussing on the 2 predominant Islands Upolu and Savaii.
One of the undertaking parts is to broaden the Ministry’s Marine Multispecies Hatchery at Toloa-Mulifanua to diversify aquaculture and mariculture shares for distribution throughout coastal village communities and semi-commercial fisheries in Samoa. The Ministry via analysis and testing have been capable of efficiently farm sea-grapes, utilizing farming strategies and strategies which can be capable of improve progress of sea-grapes. If profitable, this undertaking will unlock area of interest market alternatives with earnings producing potential.
Through the beneficiant assist of the Government of Japan in collaboration with the UNDP which enabled the Ministry to implement the undertaking actions, together with consciousness packages throughout communities of the advantages of Limu, in addition to the promotion and switch of latest farming strategies to extend Limu harvest for farmers.
Furthermore, this undertaking is funding the development of extra hatchery at Toloa to extend and diversify aquaculture and mariculture shares for distribution to communities.
The Ministry wish to acknowledge the Government of Japan in collaboration with the UNDP for his or her nice assist in accelerating our efforts to advance the sea-grape or Limu farming in Samoa.