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".

Reference and old books to further studied

To be further studied:

Van Wissen HLM Selection of coconut cultivars to be used as parent material in the hybridization programme. Wordking paper n°6. Departement of Agriculture and forest, Western Samoa

LESSON (P.-A.). Traditions des îles Samoa (Polynésie). Paris, Leroux, 1876, in-8°, 16 p. (Extr. de laRev. d'Anthrop.). M. L., dans ce petit travail, rapporte les traditions des îles Samoa sur la création de l'homme, sur l'origine du feu , des cochons, du cocotier, des serpents, etc.