School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT) at University of South Pacific
The School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT) is situated at the Alafua Campus of the University of the South Pacific in Samoa. The primary focus of the Alafua Campus when it was initially acquired from the Government of Samoa in 1977 was Agriculture. Alafua Campus was originally the South Pacific Regional College of Tropical Agriculture, (SPRCTA) which was established with New Zealand Assistance in the early 1960s under the Colombo Plan. In 1977, the Government of Samoa leased the campus to the University of the South Pacific and SPRCTA became the School of Agriculture (SOA) for USP. The School of Agriculture (SOA) changed its name in 2005 to include Food Technology (FT). The School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT) has four academic disciplines, namely:
Agricultural Economics, Extension and Education; Animal Science; Crop Science; and Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering.
The School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT) has the mission to assist in:
Providing Agricultural Education.
Developing and adapting new technologies to improve food production and food productivity Disseminating information throughout the region through collaboration with the Institute of Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture (IRETA).
(Region: Samoa, Pacific region)
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