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FOOD SECURITY

On March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak putting the administration on a war time status alert. With the underpinning of the DPA to address the corona virus global pandemic, food and water security will be the most...
Dear Editor, Unless the Senators, Faipule’s and DOA Dir. take the farmers emergency crisis more seriously than fa’alifu taro, we can never recover or compete with off island vendors. A budget of $100,000.00 allocated is a drop in the manure bucket. Tropical Storm Gita (2018) destroyed every farm in...
Dr. Ruth Matagi-Tofiga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s food and security commission is gathering additional information and seeking “data” from its public and private partners to complete its report on the security of food and water for American Samoa for submission to the Governor’s Office for review. The...
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...