AGRICULTURE OFFICERS ATTENDED N.A.R.I – E.U PROJECT UPDATE

Slippery cabbage. Photo credit: edibleplantproject.org

Slippery cabbage. Photo credit: edibleplantproject.org

Officers from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and Kastom Garden have today attended a one-day mini workshop to update the results of NARI-EU funded project in Solomon Islands.

In an interview with SIBC News, facilitator of workshop Principal Scientist of the NARI-EU-project Toshiro Shigaki says the mini workshop discusses how the project will be wrapped up.

He says the project looks at how to improve important food crops, namely the slippery cabbage and sweet potato.

“Our approach is to catalogue our plant genetic resources here and also we identify the popular slippery cabbage and sweet potato varieties and then we apply a mutation breeding approach to for these favourite sweet potato and slippery cabbage varieties.”

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