CEFI to build capacity of 25 000 fresh produce farming households


July 12, 2020 - 397 views

CARE International PNG will provide technical assistance to CEFI in developing and delivering family inclusive training program to 25, 000 farming households across the Highlands region, Morobe and East New Britain Provinces. 

This is made possible through a three year partnership signed on Friday with CEFI.

It is aimed at raising farming household’s capacity to enable them to take the best advantage of project services and to improve family livelihoods.

The program will combine the overall family based approach led by CARE International PNG with CEFI’s financial education training module.

CEFI Executive Director Saliya Ranasinghe stated that CEFI has already begun identifying training providers and trainers in Simbu, Jiwaka and WHP and is expected to recruit a total of 120 trainers for the six (6) provinces.  

These trainers will then undergo Training-of-Trainers training to be provided by CARE International and will eventually provide trainings to the target farmers. 

Justine McMahon Country Director - CARE International in PNG stated, CARE International PNG is happy to be part of this important partnership as the training program will play an instrumental role in not only delivering benefits to the farmers but also to ensure that communities and farming households are able to translate these benefits into sustainable household welfare improvements.  

The Family Farm Team Training is one of the major activities within the financial inclusion component that CEFI is responsible under the Market for Village Farmers (MVF) Project.

The overall Market for Village Project is valued at $USD38 million (PGK127 million) and is executed by the Government of Papua New Guinea through the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) and implemented by FPDA, with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). 

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Mike, 4 weeks ago
Very well