By Roland Bourdeix, Malua Solinuu. Valerie Saena Tuia and Alofa Leuluaialii
This website returns the information collected during four scientific visits conducted in 2001, 2010, 2012 and 2017 on behalf the Ministry of Agriculture of Samoa, the International Coconut Genetic Resources Network, the Secretatiat of the South Pacific Community, the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Bioversity International, CIRAD (French Centre for Agricultural Research and Development), the Coconut Industry Development for the Pacific (CIDP project) and the Darwin Initiative "Saving Pacific Coconuts".
In Nuu Research Station, Samoa
The Niu Afa coconut seednuts harvested both in Olomanu seed garden and in farmer's fields were sent to the Nuu research station for characterization and extraction of the embryos. All the entire fruits (3 per parent palms) were pictured. See messsages related to Olomanu and farmer's field surveys for more details.