Visit to District Farm

Date: 09 May 2018 // By: Rita Dzide-Tei

As part of an enquiry into the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) unit on plants, Nkyinkyim Class (Year 3 and 4) also visited the Asutifi North District Agricultural Department Farm in Kenyasi on Wednesday 2nd May 2018. Children came to school dressed in their PE T-shirts, jeans/trousers and trainers, hats and brought their water bottles. They left school just after snack break and were chaperoned by their class teachers.

meet and greet

At the District Farm, the children interacted with two Agriculture Extension officers who shared a wealth of information on horticultural techniques such as grafting and budding as well the propagation of cashews and seed yams through minisett technology.

Agric farm notes

The minisett technique involves cutting ‘mother’ seed tubers into small setts, treating them with chemicals before planting them to prevent damage from diseases and pests.

Yam seedlings

The children had the opportunity to learn about how plants are grown and transplanted; they were very attentive and asked a lot of interesting questions. The Agriculture Department has plans of inviting the class back for a session on cultivating plants in Green Houses. We are grateful to the Asutifi North District Agriculture Department for their support.

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