Samoa farmers are to get aid for several agricultural developments that had been put on hold by seven years of adminstrative failure at the Samoa Farmers Association.
The re-elected president and chairman, Toleafoa Afamasaga Fa'amatala, says last week's annual meeting will mean the funds from overseas donors can now be released.
Agencies such as the World Bank and the FAO had put programmes on hold after an outcry over the executive failing to hold annual meetings since 2008.
Last week's meeting was called by the Ministry of Labour to iron out the concerns raised by members in the past years.
But our correspondent reports that questions are still be asked after the association's financial reports.
Only one year's reports, 2009, were endorsed at the meeting.