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"O le mea e lelei i Apia, e lelei foi mo Savaii"

Jul 19

Organic Farmers clean up at Savaii Agricultural Show

Leota Leaupepe's taro

Women in Business Organic Farmers enjoyed great success at the Savaii Agricultural Show last week with a haul of 33 major prizes and a range of consolation prizes.

Thirteen of the 14 farmers won prizes at the fiercely contested Agricultural Show.

Women in Business Programme Manager Alberta Malielegaoi said the organisation would like to congratulate all the farmers for their hard work.

“The array of prizes reflects the quality of organic produce in Savaii. We are pleased that the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries recognises that quality. We would also like to thank all the judges and organisers for their time and energy put into this event.”

A special prize was given to Isaako Aipovi, an organic farmer from Satupaitea for his tractor decorated by crops and vegetables. Isaako took it on himself to decorate his truck and surprised everyone when he arrived. It caused quite a stir with the organisers recognising this with the inclusion of a special prize for in a new category.

Women in Business presented a stall showcasing our export products alongside a stall showcasing the high quality fresh produce of our organic farmers.

Also present were some Fine Mat weavers displaying their crafts and demonstrating their artwork of weaving finemats. Their work was well received by Samoans and foreigners alike.
Isaako Aipovi award winning truck decoration
All Women in Business Organic Farmers prize winners are listed below:

Best Coffee

First Prize – Petelo Ah Sue – Aopo

Second Prize – Poasa Tagaloa – Taga

Third Prize – Faiumu Faimafili – Taga

Best Vanilla

First Prize – Faiumu Faimafili – Taga

Second Prize – Poasa Tagaloa – Taga

Third Prize – Tanielu Masoe – Samalaeula

Best Tilapia Fishery

First Prize – Hans Schwalger – Patamea

Best Organic Farm

First Prize – Ioane Lofai – Sataua

Second Prize – Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Third Prize – Isaako Aipovi – Satupaitea

Best Mixed Plantation

Second Prize – Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Best Cocoa

First Prize – Tanielu Masoe – Samalaeula

Best Taro

First Prize – Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Best Taro – Samoa (5-1)

Third Prize – Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Best Fruit and Vegetable Basket

First Prize – Tagaloa Poasa – Taga

Second Prize – Faiumu Faimafili – Taga

Third Prize – Faiumu Faimafili – Taga

Best Fai palagi

Second Prize – Umamoa Laauoleola – Aopo

Best Taamu lelei

Second Prize – Tanielu Nuuletau – Paia

Best Taamu Toga

First Prize – Tanielu Nuuletau – Paia

Best Duck

Third Prize – Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Best Drake

Second Prize – Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Third Prize – Isaako Aipovi – Satupaitea

Best Sheep

First Prize – Wong Ki – Salelogoga

Best Sheep (Ewe)

Third Prize – Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Best Ram

First Prize – Wong Ki – Salelogoga

Best Bull

First Prize – Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Second Prize – Isaako Aipovi – Satupaitea

Best Cattle Farm – 50 and up

First Prize – Isaako Aipovi – Satupaitea

Best Pig Farm (Sow)- 11-20

Second Prize – Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Forth Prize – Isaako Aipovi – Satupaitea

Best Chicken Farm – 21-50

Third Prize – Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Consolation Prize Winners

Umamoa Laauoleola – Aopo

Talitalimalie Tuna – Aopo

Petelo Ah Sue – Aopo

Muliaga Vainiu – Aopo

Faiumu Faimafili – Taga

Tagaloa Poasa – Taga

Tanielu Nuuletau – Paia

Lafaele Sula – Sataua

Afaese Sua – Falealupo

Wong Ki – Salelologa

Tanielu Masoe – Samalaeulu

Hans Schwalger – Patamea

Leota Leaupepe – Sili

Isaako Aipovi – Satupaitea

Author: Tupuola Terry Tavita of Savali
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