Agriculture is a key driver of economic growth in Samoa. According to the 2015 Samoa Agricultural Survey, more than 27,000 households depend on agriculture which is key to ensuring food security, income generation and enhanced export capacity.
The PHAMA Program was established in Samoa in 2011 to maintain and improve existing market access, and create new markets by developing the capacity of the public and private sectors to meet export market requirements.
The program transitioned to a third phase in November 2018 now known as PHAMA Plus which will run through to June 2022. Nonu and taro have been selected as priority areas for PHAMA Plus support in Samoa.