Micronesian greenhouse production gets funding boost from Australia

The Australian Embassy congratulates College of Micronesia Centre for Entrepreneurship (CoE) - Hydroponic Greenhouse Expansion Project, a recent grant recipient of the Direct Aid Program (DAP). Second Secretary and Consul Takuro Steele presented a $20,000.00 cheque to the Centre’s Executive Director, Timothy Mamangon.

The project seeks to address the demand for fresh vegetables by expanding its hydroponic greenhouses production at the College of Micronesia through the purchase of greenhouse equipment. The equipment will be used for hydroponic training and to increase the supply of vegetables to the College community. Currently, CoE has already started farming and producing fresh vegetables for their students living at dormitories in Palikir through this project. The college intends to move to new interventions such as greenhouse and hydroponic systems and get more students trained in the use of these technologies.

DAP is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities for up to USD $20,000. DAP applications can be submitted year-round.

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