PRESS RELEASE: The Punauli Farmers and Fishermen Association of Siumu Village hosted its first Talomua;

SAMOA, 29th May – To end the week with back-to-back Talomua events in the southern part of Upolu, the Punauli Farmers and Fishermen Association in Siumu village held its first Talomua on Saturday 28the May 2022. The theme of the event was, “Galulue Punoua’i mo le Ulua’i Seleselega” – Work hard for the first harvest.

The event was organized by the Association in close collaboration with the farmers and fishermen of Siumu. The President of the Punauli Farmers and Fishermen Association, Su’a Ioane, welcomed the government, guests and all who were present to celebrate their first Talomua in Siumu.

The event was attended by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Honorable La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt, MP for Siumu, the Honorable Tu’uu Anasii Leota, the Associate Minister of Agriculture and of Fisheries, Maiava Fuimaono Tito Asafo, and the executive directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Hon. La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi Schmidt, in his speech, thanked and congratulated the Punauli Association for the successful coordination of the Talomua event. They came together and worked in partnership with the various breeders, farmers and fishermen of Siumu to present their best products. He said this indicated good collaboration within the village to boost the development of agriculture and fisheries to maintain food, nutrition and income security.

The ministry provided agricultural tools and equipment, seeds and seedlings of various crops as part of its role in supporting agricultural and fishing events organized by the villages.

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