A group of students from Sauniatu Primary School visited the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (F.A.O.) this week.
They were there to learn more about the organization and what they do in the region. Accompanied by their teachers, year seven and eight students were welcomed by F.A.O. staff at the Subregional Office in Matauutu.
Assistant F.A.O. Representative, Philip Tuivavalagi, gave a brief introduction of the organization before staff began the rest of the programme which included a fun quiz to test the students’ knowledge of F.A.O. followed by a short video documentary on community-based fisheries programme in Samoa, Tonga and Fiji titled, Voices of the Pacific.
The students left F.A.O. with caps and an information package to take home. .
F.A.O. was one stop of a tour of UN agencies the students visited.
F.A.O. has five main strategic objectives:
• Help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition,
• Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable,
• Reduce rural poverty,
• Enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems,
• Increase the resilience of livelihood from disasters.
F.A.O. is an intergovernmental organization that works in over 130 countries to help eliminate hunger and poverty.