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S.C.I.D.I. is the Samoa Cocoa Industry Development Initiative. S.C.I.D.I. is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Aid Division. The delivery partners for S.C.I.D.I. are The AgriChain Centre (hyperlink), The Samoa Chamber of Commerce & Industry (hyperlink), and Massey University. The S.C.I.D.I. Facebook Page is available here (hyperlink).
The SKIA Secretary is Lemauga Hobart Va’ai, CEO of the Samoa Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The Secretariat can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Samoa Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Le Sanalele Complex, Saleufi, Apia, Samoa.
The annual membership fee for SKIA is SAT$100 (100 Samoan Tala). This fee is the same for individuals and for organisations.
SKIA is the Samoan Koko Industry Association. It was formed and incorporated in 2018 as the umbrella industry body for all things cocoa in Samoa.
SKIA’s primary objective is to act as the voice of the Samoan cocoa industry, and to assist in reviving the cocoa export industry, building on Samoa’s proud history as a cocoa exporting nation in years gone by. In order to achieve this, SKIA partners with Samoa’s government agencies and development partners.
SKIA is an Incorporated Society, registered with Samoa’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL). SKIA is currently governed by an Establishment Committee, which is guiding the organisation until an Executive Committee can be elected at the 2019 SKIA AGM.
SKIA membership is open to individual Samoan cocoa farmers and growers, Samoan farmer organisations, and any other individual, district cocoa association, company or government department playing a part in, regulating, or advising the Samoan cocoa supply chain. Overseas chocolate manufacturers and cocoa buyers are also welcome to join the association.