The wealth of the natural resources of Solomon Islands demands comprehensive research and innovation to manage it wisely and sustainably. The Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (FAFF) are committed to training future professionals to develop the needed capacity to fulfill such needs, through the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and environmental studies.
At the Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, we are committed to developing and educating students who will make a difference in the important sectors of the national economy and contribute to the improvement of people’s livelihood. Research directed at increasing crop yield, pest and disease control, production of livestock and fisheries, etc. at a sustainable level is the priority. Simultaneously, biodiversity conservation, rehabilitation of degraded areas, and reforestation remain the focus of students’ training.
The Faculty enrolls over 650 students every year in its various higher education programmes, and works closely with stakeholders to ensure that programme content is relevant to the needs of Solomon Islands and the Pacific. We also work closely with the industry, non-government organizations and international universities and organisations in the region.
Currently, Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor programs are offered in the field of Agriculture and Fisheries; and Certificate and Diploma programs in the field of Environment and Forestry studies. Plans to develop bachelor level courses in Environment and Forestry are underway. FAFF is committed to taking a leading role in higher education among countries within the South Pacific region in the near future.
Dean of Faculty (ag)
Lovelyn Otoiasi attained her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Regional Development from the University of Seoul, South Korea. Her BA degree in Land Use Planning and Geography was obtained from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji. Prior to joining the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, she worked with the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey from the year 2012 to 2018. She was also a member of the taskforce for The Greater Honiara Urban Development Strategy and Action Plan (GHUDSAP) is a joint Government of the Solomon Islands / Asian Development Bank initiative with the objective to prepare an Urban Development Strategy and Action Plan (UDSAP) for the Greater Honiara Area (GHA) under the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey (MOLHS). She also coordinates the development of Provincial Centres Local Planning Schemes of Auki, Gizo, and Huro Township project from the year 2016 to 2018.