Training strengthens Samoa’s ability to meet targets

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) is working with the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to carry out an agriculture sector self-assessment workshop (AgScan).

The workshop is being held this week at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.

Facilitated by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Itad, the workshop is part of a global capacity development initiative called AVANTI (Advancing Knowledge for Agricultural Impact).

It aims to strengthen the Samoan governments’ ability to measure progress and report against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Government priority targets in the agriculture sector. 

The workshop will lead to the development of an action plan to enhance national capacities for results-based management in the agriculture sector.

Different government ministries are involved including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Women Community and Social Development, Public Service Commission, Samoa Bureau of Statistics, as well as UN partners, particularly IFAD’s sister food agencies FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) and WFP (World Food Programme).

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