Soil fertility in the Solomon Islands is declining, with farmers experiencing issues like erosion, poor soil health and plant pests and diseases. This issue is exacerbated by climate change, which is causing more severe droughts, floods and storms.
The Sustainable Land Management and Capacity Building Program supports farmers through training and education, to help them manage their land and protect it from the effects of climate change.
The crops sheets and best practices guides uploaded here are currently being distributed during the piloting of the program. The crop sheets provide information on recognising and managing a number of plant species. While the Best practice guides discuss the benefits of farming techniques, and how to implement them in your own garden.
This project is funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Solomon Islands, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, the Ministry of Forests and Research, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.