3 New Farmers Go To Training
On December 2-5, the 3 new farmers added to the IPNI program had the same privilege as the first group of farmers who attended training.
With a combination of in-class and on farm training, these farmers learned about pruning, farm sanitation, correct harvesting techniques, fertilizing, pest management and a range of other topics required to manage cocoa farms in a sustainable and productive way.
Wrapping up the training, a visit to Farmer Hasan and Kodeng's farms that are consistently producing in excess of 2 ton per hectare annually was inspiriting and educational for the new IPNI farmers to learn from Hasan and Kodeng's experience and to see what is possible if they manage their farms correctly.
After 2.5 days of intensive training, Faizal, Kaswadi and Muin returned home with a wealth of information, grateful for this opportunity and very keen to get back and implement their learnings.