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Women group representatives in Loukatai have begun basic beekeeping training
Tanna Island, Vanuatu – Basic beekeeping training by the Farm Support Association and Tanna Coffee Bee has begun for women group representatives in Loukatai.
Peter Koah, the Associate Director of Farm Support Association said the purpose of the training is to show and demonstrate basic beekeeping husbandry to farmers.
“Thirty participants learned about how to become a good beekeeper, the different species of bee in Vanuatu, grafting and notching, honey season in Vanuatu, bee relationship with plants and different types of feeds that bee can eat.”
“We’ve purchased beekeeping material for farmer organisations and we have plans to conduct training and provide queens to interested members, when the queens are ready for these groups, the equipment will be provided with trainings.”
The training was funded by the Farmers’ Organizations for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific – FO4ACP Programme, a joint partnership between the European Union, Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON).