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Prime Minister & Organic Agriculture Committee Visit to SROS

SROS hosted a visit by the Organics Committee on 28th February 2013 which was led by the Hon. Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, and included the Hon. Minister of the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa, Faamoetauloa Lealaiauloto Taito Dr. Faale Tumaalii. The Organics Committee comprised of various members from Government Ministries & Corporations, Women in Business Development Inc. and farmers. The purpose of the visit to SROS was to observe the progress of on-going projects relating to product development, such as the processing of margarine from avocado oil, purification of coconut oil to eliminate its unpleasant aroma for cooking purposes, extraction and analysis of vanilla, IANZ-accredited microbiological analysis of drinking water, and a field trial for the sensory and nutritional evaluation of new taro clones from the joint Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, & USP School of Agriculture & Food Technology's Taro Breeding programme.