Tools for farmers under food security project soon

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FARMERS in the northern and central regions of Malaita province currently engaged in the Food Security Project will be given farm tools soon.

Kastom Gaden Agriculture Technician, Mr Jack Kalisto said the tools are now in Honiara and will be shipped to Malaita soon to be distributed among the farmers soon.

He said the tools were procured by a group in New Zealand contracted under the project for the supply.

Kalisto said receiving the farm tools would be a boost for the farmers to assist them in implementing the project.

He said the supply consists of simple farming tools like, spade, knife, hoe, watering can, spraying containers, poly-bags, fertilisers and lots more.

He said the project doesn’t look at capacity building alone, but providing them with resources that will allow them to put into practice the things they learnt.

Kalisto added that another area the project will also be responsible for is to provide seedlings for farmers, assisting them from the process of nursery, planting and the whole of farm management.

He said this is the reason the project is two years, so that farmers continue to learn from the project until when they acquire everything required for them under the project.

Kalisto said as the project aimed to target effects of climate change on food security, learning from the project will farmers to prepare and tackle climate change in agriculture sector.