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".
Copra making near Olomanu seed garden
When we made our first visit to Samoa, in 2000, a copra factory was located near the Olomanu Seed garden, just a few hundred meters before the entrance. In 2010, this factory has been closed.