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Dept. of Agriculture

Governor and Ella speaking with a vendor at Farm Fair
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga and his wife Ella visited the Department of Agriculture sponsored three-day farm-fair last Thursday morning at the Fagatogo Market Place, before traveling to Manu’a. Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo Ale also checked out the farm fair that morning. [photo: ASG]
A dry-litter piggery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Director for the Department of Agriculture (DoA), Solialealofiotagaloa Iosua Tasi Mutini is planning to present a proposal to Gov. Lemanu P. S Mauga to advise him on the need to build a slaughterhouse for pig farmers in the territory. This was revealed by...
Dr. Ken Lameta
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Dr. Ken Lameta, a veterinarian originally hired from Samoa to head the small animal clinic at the Department of Agriculture told faipule yesterday morning that he received his license from the Health Regularity Board to allow him to work in American Samoa in 2012,...
Taro plantation on Aunuu.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the Agriculture Department (DoA) moves to increase local agriculture production to — among other things — ensure food security, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the territory continues to face many difficult challenges due to its remote location and limited natural...
Sala Dr. Sataua Mata’ese Samuelu
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Both the Senate and House - during their respective sessions on Friday - approved Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga’s nomination of Sala Dr. Sataua Mata’ese Samuelu as the new director of the Agriculture Department. He replaces former director Filifa’atali Michael Fuiava who...
The license plate of the Department of Agriculture vehicle
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The motor accident death of a staffer of American Samoa's Department of Agriculture has prompted the director to submit his resignation. The worker died in a traffic accident on New Year's Eve in the village of Failolo. She was allegedly riding in the back of a DoA truck...
Dogs left with no water or food
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of last week, there was still no medication at the ASG Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic. And if that isn’t enough — a notice has been posted, informing all pet owners that as of Oct. 10th, the vet clinic no longer accepts any small pets (i.e. cats and dogs...
A women with her dog at a free spay neuter clinic in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa News received several phone calls last week, from local pet owners, airing out their frustrations over what they call the 'unprofessional' and 'unreliable' services of the new Dept. of Agriculture veterinarian, Dr. Kenneth Lameta. Samoa News understands that the...
a kitten provided with free sterilization surgery by the Department of Agriculture Veterinary Clinic last month.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A "possible" candidate for the veterinarian position at the Dept. of Agriculture has been identified; and once everything is squared away, an announcement will be made. This is according to DOA director Filifaatali Mike Fuiava, responding to Samoa News inquiries...