Poor Record Keeping Systems Emerge From Visit

Poor Record Keeping Systems Emerge From Visit

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Peter Kaoh said they require the support of other stakeholders to establish a record keeping system for its women farmers

Wednesday 19

Malekula Island, Vanuatu – A visit by Farm Support Association – Vanuatu to its women’s group in Malekula Island has revealed there are no record keeping systems to document financial activities even though women are earning a stable income from farming activities.

“For farmers it’s very challenging, the women are earning good income between 1,500 VT to 80, 000 VT from selling vegetables but there are no proper recording system in place to document their income and expenses,” said Peter Kaoh the Associate Director of Farm Support Association – Vanuatu.

“Staff visited 5 womens’ group in North West, North East and Central West Malekula to distribute vegetable seeds along with Dipel and seedling trays to support women during the off season vegetable production.”

“We are addressing the issue but we still need more support from other stakeholders.”

 The activities are 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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