Flora & Fauna
Samoa recorded clear increase in taro production
11 feb. 2015 - RNZI.
Samoa taro production is slowly on the increase again as a taro breeding programme introduced there is starting to bear fruit.
The original Samoa taro was devastated by leaf blight fungus in the 1990s, destroying most of the islands taro plantations.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community funded a taro breeding programme in Samoa which involved more than 100 farmers and several thousand different taro plants.