BY JOHN HOUANIHAU
MANITA Youth Farm in Makira Ulawa Province last week marked the birth of their Association on July 19.
“We marked the one-year anniversary of the association on 19 July,” Facilitator and coordinator, Donnis Ramogetea confirmed to Environment Media.
He said that in commemorating the day they held a five-day refresher talk starting from Tuesday, July 19 to Sunday, July 24.
Mr Ramogetea said the talks aim to enhance the associations’ in the field of farm budget, planning, and management.
“We also talk about the constitution as we prepare to register the association,” said Ramogetea.
“The five days have been a milestone for the youths as they gave their time and constructive contribution to the discussion,” said Ramogetea.
“We also discussed our plan for the next 2 two years,” he said.
According to Ramogetea, the five days ended on Sunday with celebrations.
“That involved the community day out at the beach with their children as they marked the 1 year anniversary of the ‘Manita Youth Farming,” he said.
The Manita youth farming and Copra producer is a group comprised mainly of males with ages ranging from18 years old to 40 years of age.
While farming different varieties of crops they are also involved in purchasing and drying of copra.
The aim is to engage themselves in meaningful activities and to earn incomes for their living as well as to contribute to food security for the local populace.