Monday, November 15, 2010
Farmer to Farmer "flex" Volunteers Travel to Bolivia
In each community where the volunteers visited they carried out the following activities: 1. Examined vegetable fields and provided suggestions in vegetable production, especially, with insect and disease management. 2. Provided vegetable seed to people interested in starting a vegetable garden. 3. Explained to school children the value of including vegetables in their daily diet. 4. Encouraged gardening interest in school children by instituting contests to produce the biggest watermelon or squash. Additionally the volunteers visited the horticultural gardens of the Technical University of Beni and gave specific suggestions on vegetable insect and disease management. In Santa Cruz, training was provided to CIAT personnel in insect IPM, pesticide use and safety.