Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Utilizing Ministry of Agriculture programs to promote agriculture in Ein

Youth and CSO participants at Ein branch held a meeting with eight farmers from Ein, Nabi Othman, and Labwe. The meeting aimed at showed an LCD presentation on current programs run by the ministry of agriculture. Then together they explored options of how to respond to these programs. To our surprise, none of these farmers was aware or knowledgeable of such programs. This sheds light on the gap between farmers and the ministry related to poor access to information, services and resources, a role played by civil society organizations. The meeting came up with a set of recommendations including setting more meetings with similar farmers to introduce the ministry’s programs and establishing a committee of farmers and participants to contact other farmers, local municipalities, and the person in charge of the program at the ministry of agriculture.

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