A three days of theory and practical training on vegetable production and management was successfully held for West Wainoni Council of Women at Taekeni village, ward 12 West Wainoni in Makira-Ulawa Province.
Runs from 25-28 May, Women in Agriculture Extension Services Officer, Josephine Harunari and Principal Agriculture Field Officer, Petra Urahora from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Makira-Ulawa Extension Division facilitated the first ever training.
Rural Development Programme (RDP) funded the training with the aim to improve vegetable production/farming so they can be able to sell quality vegetables at the market to earn income and improve their livelihoods.
“The training was all about vegetable production and management right from site selection to transplanting and pest and disease management. It involved theory training in the morning and field practical training in the afternoon for the 30 participants,” MAL Extension officers who facilitated the training said.
They said the participants expressed happiness with the training as it was the first ever to be held for them.
Participants also learnt about soil sterilization (soil mixing) of ground and manure to improve soil fertility.