Kastom Gaden Association – Solomon Islands

The KGA provides training and assistance in community food security and sustainable livelihood development at grassroots level.

Mission
Strengthen village-based food security.

Activities

  • Field trials
  • Model gardens
  • Training and capacity building
  • Awareness programmes
  • Promote healthy food

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Organic Certification
NASAA

Products available
Virgin coconut oil

Volunteer opportunities
To be advised

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Contact details
The Manager
Kastom Gaden Association
Box 742
Honiara, Solomon Islands
T: +677 39551 M: +677 749 5544
E: kastomgaden@kastomgaden.org
www.kastomgaden.org

Activity:
One activity is to use model gardens in hospitals to provide some of the vegetables and root crops for patients. This helps to address malnutrition and promotes healthy eating habits. The mothers take some of the crop samples home with them to continue the lesson. A workshop has been held for secondary teachers on the benefits of organic farming. This year 14 model food gardens were set up, measuring about 20m by 20m. They are a tool for training and awareness, with farmers able to expand them on their own.