Women Farmers Group and Food Self-Sufficiency in Papua - VegIMPACT
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Women Farmers Group and Food Self-Sufficiency in Papua

Orpa Simopraf, is a housewife in Air Mandidi Village, Nabire Regency, Papua. Due to the lack quality of the vegetables that are not fresh, in limited quantity, and quite expensive, Orpa, who is also known as mace Orpa, has formed a farmer group called Barisen (Wave). Guided by our Technical Field Officer (TFO), the farmer group learn to prepare land, perform nurseries, fertilize, and apply pesticides. They have also planted tomatoes and practice to maintain the plants. Not only that, each member has also started to cultivate in their own yard and grow vegetables such as water spinach, mustard greens, and spinach. Therefore, they no longer buy vegetables from traders and able to get additional income.

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