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World Food Day held in Kolonia, Pohnpei. FSM, October 2010

Once a year agriculture and domestic animals are brought to Kolonia, Pohnpei to celebrate World Food Day - Rahn en Soumwet en Pohnpei United Against Hunger - Miniminpense Sewese Pereh Duhpek

The grounds of the Pwunso Botanical Garden by the NGO, Island Food Community of Pohnpei hosts hundreds of people who come together to identify, and strengthen the understanding of traditional foods and the seeds and legacy of indigenous agriculture. Seedlings are given to attendees, invasive plants are discussed, composting and sustainable organic agriculture and agroforestry are shared.


Sitting with some yams. IMG_1887.jpg
Sitting with some yams. IMG_1887.jpg
Taro, pineapple, bananas and coconuts. IMG_4640.jpg
Taro, pineapple, bananas and coconuts. IMG_4640.jpg
Fruits and vegetables to be judged. IMG_7852.jpg
Fruits and vegetables to be judged. IMG_7852.jpg
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IMG_7847.jpg
Unloading a yam. IMG_7823.jpg
Unloading a yam. IMG_7823.jpg
Some of the many fruits and vegetables to be judged. IMG_7807.jpg
Some of the many fruits and vegetables to be judged. IMG_7807.jpg
Straining to pull out some bananas from the truck bed. IMG_7803.jpg
Straining to pull out some bananas from the truck bed. IMG_7803.jpg
Yam and a a number different types of bananas. IMG_7798.jpg
Yam and a a number different types of bananas. IMG_7798.jpg
Swamp taro, a very important crop. Yes, they get huge. IMG_7773.jpg
Swamp taro, a very important crop. Yes, they get huge. IMG_7773.jpg
Yams. IMG_7771.jpg
Yams. IMG_7771.jpg
Enjoying some coconut meat. IMG_7769.jpg
Enjoying some coconut meat. IMG_7769.jpg
Some of the many coconuts. IMG_7767.jpg
Some of the many coconuts. IMG_7767.jpg
The eyes are on the scale. IMG_7892.jpg
The eyes are on the scale. IMG_7892.jpg
Looking down at small pig. IMG_8047.jpg
Looking down at small pig. IMG_8047.jpg
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the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and Cooperative Research Extension (CRE) IMG_7932.jpg
the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and Cooperative Research Extension (CRE) IMG_7932.jpg
A booth with information on invasive plant species. IMG_7933.jpg
A booth with information on invasive plant species. IMG_7933.jpg
Receiving one of the many seedlings given out by the extension service. IMG_7935.jpg
Receiving one of the many seedlings given out by the extension service. IMG_7935.jpg
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Tethered and a piece of duct tape with a number. IMG_7993.jpg
Tethered and a piece of duct tape with a number. IMG_7993.jpg
One of the many farmers that attended. IMG_1849.jpg
One of the many farmers that attended. IMG_1849.jpg
No way to treat a pig. IMG_7999.jpg
No way to treat a pig. IMG_7999.jpg
Some of the island poultry. IMG_8050.jpg
Some of the island poultry. IMG_8050.jpg
Coconut milk ready to be drunk. IMG_8057.jpg
Coconut milk ready to be drunk. IMG_8057.jpg
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Cutting the husk from coconuts so. . IMG_8075.jpg
Cutting the husk from coconuts so. . IMG_8075.jpg
Fresh coconut milk. Uhpw (Ponpean), is excellent tasting. IMG_1816.jpg
Fresh coconut milk. Uhpw (Ponpean), is excellent tasting. IMG_1816.jpg