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Kastom Gaden Association Supports Rural Training Centre Students

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A comprehensive training by Kastom Gaden Association is expected to benefit 13 agricultural students

Friday 23

Honiara, Solomon Islands – Kastom Gaden Association has begun practical training for thirteen agricultural students at the Kastom Gaden Association’s model farm.

The comprehensive training includes organic farming and provide students with reading material on nursery management, composting, seed saving and production, honey bee and soil management.

“The students are involved in farming areas such as; nursery management, seed sowing, seed saving & seed productions and packaging, integrated crop management, Pest & diseases management, composting, soil fertility improvements, planting patterns, seed germination test, and small livestock (chicken production, bee keeping),” said Kastom Gaden Association Manager, Tikai Pitakia.

“The state of Emergency declared by the Prime Minister in March last year as well as other restrictions that followed had disrupted three students from completing their practicum which they will complete in April 2021.”

The practical training is 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).

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