Agriculture officers learn skills in farm machinery

A team of five agriculture officers from Eastern Highlands, Jiwaka, Simbu, and Southern Highlands went through three days of training, as trainer of trainers, on how to operate farm machinery. The training was facilitated by Anton Beko and officers from the Momase Regional Centre in Lae to enable the agriculture officers with skills to operate machines such as the cultivator and power tiller. A cultivator is a farm machine that is used to break up soil and remove weeds while a power tiller is used on the ground or mud to plow, level, and thresh.

Mr. Beko is confident that the officers will be able to train farmers in their respective provinces using the farm machinery through the Public Investment Program project’s objective in distributing small farm machinery and increasing agricultural production by smallholder farmers. The ToT training for the agriculture officers on the use of farm machinery was run from August 16 to 19 at the Momase Regional Centre in Lae, Morobe province.

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