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The American Samoa Interagency Piggery Management Council (ASIPMC)
Background of problems encountered in American Samoa
  Cultural background Surface water & Ground water Objectives Photos
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  Piggery Waste Management Technique Development Program
  Implications of Pig Production on Human Health and the Environment Research Program
  Pig Husbandry and Water Awareness Program & Implementation and Education Program
Approach
The IPMC seeks to obtain its objectives by initiating two research programs and an education program followed by an implementation phase. The Piggery Waste Management Techniques Development Program (PWMTDP) will seek to identify waste management techniques that are protective of human health and the environment as well as applicable and implementable in the American Samoa setting. Concurrent with this research program will be the Implications of Pig Production on Human Health and the Environment Research Program (IPPHHERP). This research program is intended to answer outstanding questions on the effects of pig waste on the environment.
Many of these questions have implications for the selection of appropriate management techniques. Although the programs will be run concurrently, limited research funds will be prioritized toward the development and evaluation of appropriate waste management techniques. Some research questions that could be investigated under this program may instead be incorporated into the evaluation procedures for various waste management techniques under the PWMTDP. This shift towards applied research is intended to speed the development and selection of appropriate waste management techniques.
In addition to the research programs a pig husbandry and water protection awareness program will be conducted to raise awareness of piggery waste management issues and proper pig husbandry. This program will be implemented by conducting presentations for various groups.
Following the completion of the PWMTDP one or more appropriate waste management techniques will be selected. These techniques will become the central part of the Implementation and Education (I&E) Program. Given the current uncertainty surrounding the waste management techniques to be selected development of the I&E Program will be delayed until technique selection has been made. This will allow the I&E Program to be properly developed in accordance with the technique.
References : United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1999 Census of Agriculture.
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