30 Sep 2016

Back to school could be way forward for Pacific farmers

From , 6:02 am on 30 September 2016

A field school that's helped double the income of the farmers who have graduated in Tonga could be rolled out across the Pacific.

The farmer field school on Tonga's 'Eua Island gave twenty farmers the opportunity to learn by doing, by testing new methods in a demonstration plot.

The UN agency, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, funded the school.

Its regional coordinator Sakiusa Tubuna explained how the farmer field school works to Jo O'Brien

UNDP supported programme in Vanuatu to share farming techniques to improve resilience to climate change. Aug 2015.

Community members from Tanoliu showcase their demonstration plot to their Fiji, Solomon Islands and Tonga counterparts. Photo: Supplied/ UNDP