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Napil Rural Training Centre in Vanuatu IMAGE: PARDI 2
Tanna Island, Vanuatu – Napil Rural Training Centre have concluded a refresher training for its graduates and current students on nurseries building following challenges arising from volcanic and COVID-19 impacts.
“The objective was to uplift the skills of young farmers and practice their farming knowledge,” says Peter Koah, the Association Director of Farm Support Association.
“The nurseries built will support the young farmers to produce off season vegetables to restore the income generating activities during COVID-19 and volcano ash falling training gaps.”
Peter Koah said the training was conducted by the Napil Rural Training Centre as hands on exercise in the respective location identified by young farmers.
“Twelve nursery shade houses were built in twelve different locations for thirty-two young farmers and graduates.”
A total of twenty-three males and nine females participated in the training.
The activity 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) and Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON).