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Farmer Field School in Tonga Breaks New Ground in the Pacific for Training Young Farmers

‘Eua Island, 26 September 2016 – More than 20 farmers from ‘Eua Island in Tonga recently graduated from a new Farmer Field School – the first in the Pacific to teach young farmers how to grow and sell more food with certified training.

Spending an entire season together, with the field as their classroom, participants exchanged knowledge and expertise while being provided with the tools they needed to analyse and identify ways to improve their farming techniques. Each graduate earned a certificate in horticulture, recognized by the Tonga Qualification and Accreditation Board.

Launching the International Year of Family Farming in Rural Australia

On the 9th of March, in the regional New South Wales town of Cowra, surrounded by vineyards, sheep, wheat, beetroot, asparagus and lettuce farms, UNIC Canberra launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming. Continue reading

Pacific youths to take on organic agriculture

ID: 10035160  CD: 035  country: Vanuatu  place: Island of Tanna  year: 2004  caption: In the village of Lenaoloul in the hills of Tanna, girls sitting around in the nakamal dancing place after a ceremony  photographer: Peter Coles  © UNESCOThe second in a series of workshops to build the skills of youth in organic agriculture concluded in Port Vila last week. Organic agriculture is a farming system that relies on working closely with the ecosystem without reliance on chemicals to increase yields or manage weeds and pests.  Organic agriculture is also one of the areas attracting Continue reading