Grow local foods

Pacific governments encourage local food production

Samoa's prime minister is urging hotels and restaurants to include local cuisine on their menus.

Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi was speaking at Samoa's annual tourism forum where he lamented the lack of foods like taro and green bananas cooked fa'alifu style with coconut cream.

Tuila'epa told tourism industry stakeholders that local food is another good reason to visit Samoa and other Pacific destinations.

The prime minister spoke of his dismay at not being allowed a local favourite when visiting a hotel on Savai'i.