Pleasantly practicing delicious vegetable growing!
This school is located in the rural area away from the city. The school has carried out various activities for over 20 years since it joined CFP. In recent years, it has conducted tree planting focused on fruit bearing trees, the nutrition source for children and also ornamental trees for beautification of the village.
The parents of school children are mostly engaged in agriculture, but the children don’t really know the harmful effects of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals used in agriculture.
Just joined CFP!
This school is located in the mountainous area in the Viti Levu Island. It joined CFP in 2016. In the first activity, they planted local tree species. Through these practical activities, they are hoping that children would come to know the rich nature of their FURUSATO and would be able to take an action for the conservation of the disappearing local tree species.
Japanese University Students Undergo Practical Training in Agriculture at OISCA Projects Sites Abroad
This autumn, two groups of Japanese university students interested in international cooperation carried out field training in agriculture in the Philippines and Fiji. From September 15 to 22, 5 students from the Faculty of International Agriculture and Food Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture, went to the Philippines for practical training at OISCA Abra Agro-Forestry Training Center located in Northern Luzon. They experienced grafting of tropical fruit trees, taking care of farm animals such as hogs, cows, goats and chicken, fertilizer application in rice paddies and vegetable seeding. They also had exchange activities with children at the local schools participating in the OISCA Children’s Forest Program (CFP).
On May 22, proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Green Wave activities in which the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has been appealing for worldwide participation, were carried out in five schools in Fiji (Ratu Nemani Memorial school, Ratu Latianara Memorial Primary School, Nawai Public School, Nokonoko District School and Ratu Ilaisa Memrial School). In the respective schools, a large number of pupils and teachers took part and conducted distinctive tree planting programs.
On February 5, CFP activity was conducted at Raunitogo Primary School which is located in Sigatoka, Nadroga-navosa, Fiji.
Students were divided into two groups and one attended tree planting activity. 33 seedlings including coconut, mahogany, lemon and so on were planted.