The School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT) is situated at the Alafua Campus of the University of the South Pacific in Samoa. The primary focus of the Alafua Campus when it was initially acquired from the Government of Samoa in 1977 was Agriculture. Alafua Campus was originally the South Pacific Regional College of Tropical Agriculture, (SPRCTA) which was established with New Zealand Assistance in the early 1960s under the Colombo Plan. In 1977, the Government of Samoa leased the campus to the University of the South Pacific and SPRCTA and became the School of Agriculture (SOA) for USP.
The School of Agriculture (SOA) changed its name in 2005 to include Food Technology (FT). The School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT) offers Undergraduate to Postgraduate programs. Students who enroll into our Bachelor of Agriculture (BAg) program can choose from two broad academic disciplines (Agribusiness and Applied Sciences). To graduate from the BAg program, a student needs to complete twenty four courses. Our BAg program was reviewed in 2015 in our effort to meet the changing needs of the agriculture sector in the region. We see this as an important part of our growth development and are excited to be able to continue our work in shaping the agriculture sector in our region in the years to come.