Agricultural extension activities
Training of staff on horticultural topics continued on two
days of week. Special emphasis was given to pest and disease
preventation and control. IDPs and local gardeners are now
more informed have practically worked with the Diakonie
extensionist to prepare low cost solutions against the major
pests and deseasees on several crops. Some of the remedies came
from the internal displaced persons, or the locals themselves.
We feel and this is the echo of the people and the impression
of visits to different sites, that the idea of a cheap, easily
available, environmentally friendly and effective control of pest
and disease in gardens is growing and more and more people are
adapting now it.
Besides pest and disease management, subjects like soil and
seedbed preparation crop rotation and soil maintenance are themes
of interest this and the comming months.
New greenhouse distribution
The figure of greenhouses to be distributed in autumn this
year is 200. Originally planned to be located in Barda region,
there where some qwestion raised from Germany about a new area
and the extension of the programme. Therefore we will stay in the
regions of Agjabedie and Beylagan for the new distribution.
We will not necessarily touch new villages, but mainly
distribute in th already served places. This is to economize our
Monitoring of already given greenhouses
The monitoring of the greenhouses and the materials is a very
vital and important part of our proggramme. It is an indicator
for us and shows how well the former grenhouse distributions
where thought through and planned, and where important has to be
made for the future allocation.
Like expressed in previous reports, the number of misuses of
material (plastic sheet) given to IDP-families is very little by
the benefactors monitored in the month of July.
A meeting of the agricultural workgroup was attended at the
IRC residence in Agjabedie, the topic was commercial greenhouse
Diakonie will host the next agric workgroup meeting in