Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) and Bureau of Agriculture (BOA) organized a horticulture and healthy cooking workshop in collaboration with Kayangel State Government on 26th October.

Animal Production Project (APP) also joined to promote their project. Twenty-four Kayangel State residents attended to learn horticultural skills and healthy cooking.

In the opening remarks, Ambassador Wallace Chow of the Republic of China (Taiwan)said similar workshops have been held in many states since President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. declared 2018 “the Year of Good Health.” This Kayangel one is already the ninth workshop. Ambassador Chow also encouraged participants to consume more local vegetables and produce as this is not only good for their health but also helpful for local economy.

The workshop started with APP expert Patrick Chen, who introduced skills of raising dual purposes chicken. Another APP expert Shin Tsai gave a briefing on the pig farming project. TTM horticulture specialist Jeffery Lin introduced home garden project including cultivation and management of various vegetable and fruit, pest and disease control. BOA staffer Bernice Sidoi presented on how to make compost. TTM nutritionist Joy Lin demonstrated the use of mainly locally-grown ingredients to cook taro chicken soup and Taiwanese style papaya green salad. She also made a presentation on health to show participants how to eat healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

After the presentation Lin and Sidoi surveyed home gardens in Kayangel and gave a organic pest control formula – mixing 10 ml sunflower oil and 1 ml Joy with 1000 ml water – to home gardeners. This formula can be used to control mealybug on chili pepper and fruit trees.

TTM is glad to share technology and experience to whomever is interested in home garden project and horticultural cultivation. Please contact TTM at 488-6557 or 544-1616 for further information. (PR)