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Vanuatu students learn to farm and save

Agriculture Minister Willie Kalo with a sample of NAPIL’s impressive harvest
Agriculture Minister Willie Kalo with a sample of NAPIL’s impressive harvest

By Len Garae

Vanuatu’s government would like to see all Agriculture Farming Rural Training Centres copy the approach of NAPIL Farming Rural Training Centre, a rural community agriculture school where it is compulsory for all new intakes to open a bank account as a condition of enrolment.

The initiative is the first of its kind in the country.

The school was established by the local community in an agriculture rich area of Tanna called Middle Bush, which is regarded as the “food bowl” of the volcanic island.

NAPIL’s success, and training style has caught the attention of Minister of Agriculture, Willie Kalo and his Director General, Moses . . .

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