The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests hereby invite interested candidates within and outside the Public Service to apply for the following job vacancies:Interested applicants are required to submit their applications together with the following supporting documents: Covering letter, Updated Curriculum Vitae and References, Certified certificates and academic transcript, valid police record and birth certificate.

All applications are to be addressed to the A/CEO for Agriculture, Food and Forests, Office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests (MAFF), Ma’ufanga and to be received no later than 4:30PM, Tuesday 25th May,2021.

Public Service employees who wish to apply must submit their applications with endorsement of their respective Chief Executive Officers.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Should you require a copy of the Job description please contact the MAFF Office at telephone number :7401 – 101/ 7401-115 or email Mrs. Kalati M Hafoka: latimau@gmail.com or Mrs.Katinia Sole: ilaivahanitoni.sole@gmail.com during working hours.

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests (MAFF)

Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga

 9 April 2021

The following information is to correct any misinformation regarding the Ministry’s partnership with the Beijing Machinery Repair Company Limited (BMRCL).

  1. The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and its staff are not involved in any way in the partnership between MAFF and BMRCL.

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Potungaue Ngoue, Me’atokoni mo e Vaotātā (MAFF)

Nuku’alofa, Pule’anga ‘o Tonga

 9 ‘o ‘Epeleli 2021

‘Oku tuku atu ‘a e ngaahi fakamatala ko eni koe’uhi ke fakatonutonu ‘a e ngaahi fakamatala hala fekau’aki pea mo e fengaue’aki ‘a e Potungaue pea mo e Beijing Machinery Repair Company Limited (BMRCL).

  1. ‘Oku ‘ikai ke ‘iai ha kaunga ‘a e Embassy ‘o e Pule’anga ‘o Siaina pea mo hono kau ngaue ki he fengaue’aki ‘a e MAFF pea mo e BMRCL.

NGATA’ANGA ‘O E ONGOONGO TUKUATU

PREVENTION OF THE PIG’S VIRUS AFRICAN SWINE FEVER(ASF)

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World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. This is held annually on 16th October of which people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime.

Here in Tonga, Food is part of our culture as it is involved in every Tongan traditional occasion from Birthdays to Funerals. It is only right, that this day should be celebrated, promoted and made aware to the people of Tonga the vitality of ensuring food safety and understanding that we are lucky to have such variety of food in a world that is battling world hunger. This is a light that Tonga has and should share with the world.

World Food Day is an annual event hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries which was successfully delivered at Queen Salote Memorial Hall located at Taufa’ahau Road, Nuku’alofa.The World Food Day observance was honored to have the Acting Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. SioneVunaFa’otusia as the guest of honor for the day. Special guests such as the NZ High Commissioner, HE Tiffanny Babington and other cabinet Ministers attended the event. Exhibitions of food and local food produce was displayed on that day by Stakeholders, Women and Youth Groups in Agriculture, Food Industries and Fisheries.

The World Food Day program started in the traditional way a hymn lead by Free Wesleyan Church Youth, “UloAtuChoir” from Tu’atakilangi followed by a prayer by Rev. SelaNa’aLatu, FWC Former President of Education.

The participation of Government Primary Schools from Longolongo and Kolomotu’a were of great significance to the guests as these children delivered Skits, poems, songs and costumes made of food materials to emphasize on healthy food. As healthy food and physical activity are equally important to health, a Zumba led by Instructor from the Ministry of Health which enjoyed by all including Ministers and guests at the World Food Day celebration.

Highlight of the World Food Day is the tour of the exhibits by Guest of Honour, Ministers and guests.  They witness the range of food products, local dishes, home grown vegetables, new ideas in food preparation and presentation by stakeholders, food processors, women and youth groups and NGOs.

The day ended with giving out of certificates to winners of the World Food Day competitions from food production to food preparation at household and commercial levels.

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 ‘Mai e Nima initiative that encourages Class 5 students to cook healthy meals with locally grown produce and enhance awareness on nutritional value has added an element of healthy competition to really boost its in school activities.  Four primary schools from Hahake, Tongatapu compete in a thrilling cook-off on Friday  23/08/2019 at Nuku’alofa. 

All the government primary schools in the Hahake region were given the opportunity to participate in the competition, and of those applications received the following four schools made the final cut; Fu’amotu, Kolonga, Tu’aliku ‘o Pilolevu and Malapo. Entries were selected based on dishes nutritional content, creativity, innovation and ease of preparation at home by students.

The competition is being made possible by The Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the Nishi Foundation. The Competition held at Ministry of Agriculture, Women’s Division Kitchen, Vaiola Motu’a.

The first prize awarded to Fu’amotu Government Primary Schools, The second Prize awarded to Kolonga Government Primary School and the Third prize awarded to Malapo and Tu’aliku ‘o Pilolevu Government Primary Schools.

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VAHEFONUA TONGATAPU: ‘Aho 21 moe 22 ‘o Sune 2019.

Feitu’u: Manamo’ui, ‘Atele

VAHEFONUA HA’APAI: ‘Aho 16 Siulai 2019

Feitu’u: Mala’e Lea’aetohi

VAHEFONUA VAVA’U: ‘Aho 19 Siulai 2019

Feitu’u: Mala’e Niponi

VAHEFONUA NIUAFO’OU: ‘Aho 23-24 Siulai 2019

Feitu’u: Mala’e Latufuipeka

VAHEFONUA NIUATOPUTAPU: ‘Aho 25-26 Siulai 2019

Feitu’u: Mala’e Matangimalie

VAHEFONUA ‘EUA: ‘Aho 1 ‘Aokosi 2019

Feitu’u: Mala’e Niu’eiki

Koe ngaahi ‘aho eni moe feitu’u ‘e fakahoko ki ai e maa’imoa faka’ali’ali ngoue ‘o e 2019. Ko hono kaveinga koe TO’U KAI MO HONO LOHU. 

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Joint program by Food Division, MAFF, Health Promotion Unit & MOH.

This morning the Ministry of Agriculture hosts a ceremony in Recognition of Health Promotion Screening Program of Jan – Nov, 2018.

Certificates of achievement were awarded to the following as a result of the program
1st place : Mr. ‘Elisaia Ika
2nd place : Mrs. Malina Lolo
3rd place : Mrs Sesalina Lavemai

 
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Dr. Kami is going to attend the 5th Steering Committee meeting for the International Year of Plant Health 2020 in Rome,Italy. This meeting purpose is to increase and improvements in trade of agricultural produce, agricultural production, improving economy. According to Dr. Kami this 5th meeting will be focused on planning activities internationally, regionally and nationally for the YEAR for PLANT HEALTH 2020. This travel will be fully funded by IPPC Secretariat and it will start from the 14th to the 15th of February 2019. While Dr.Kami absence the Deputy OIC of Quarantine and Quality Management Division will be in charge. 

Dr.Kami and Mr.Sione Foliaki attended the ACIAR end of project HORT: 2010-065 review and ICM-2 Project Advisory Group (PAG) meeting which was held in Suva, Fiji from the 14th to the 18th of January. These projects are on the management pests and diseases the utilization of plant clinics on agricultural crops plus identifying the emerging threats to Tonga in terms of pests and diseases and provide strategic response plans. This meeting was fully funded by ACIAR.

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