Solomon IslandsOur first major program in Solomon Islands. was focused on addressing the rapid population growth in Solomons, and imported foods, particularly rice and biscuits, are becoming major articles of diet. This is not only expensive for the country, but leading to overweight and obesity on a large scale, with all the consequent health problems now pressuring the country’s health services.
Using the information in the FPI database, Bruce has prepared 5 publications to suit various technical levels, including 3 different publications (Leafy Greens, Root Crops, and Fruits and Nuts) for Solomons farmers to use. The project was officially launched in Honiara on August 2010 to an enthusiastic and appreciative reception.