Oct 19, 2010

What did you learn at the World Food Day 2010?.

I am sure many of you have visited the various stands for World Food day 2010 at the SSR Botanic Garden. How about each one of us share a few lines on what we have learned or discovered. This could generate a good database of materials for teaching and learning activities. OK guys lets give it a try.
Thank You

7 comments:

K.Boodhoo said...

Ah this is a good idea. Let's all share as it is OPEN access and SHARE WEEK 18-24 Oct 2010.

I enjoyed listening to an interesting talk by the Entomology Division of the Agricultural Services on use of eco-friendly practices to control fruit flies. I also learned that we need to keep our mango trees low for better treatment and that they need regular pruning for better yield and longevity.

Kaileena said...

My favourite stand was that of Areu. They have presented their materials in an attractive way. I didn't know we have breadfruit and taro chips.

I have also learnt the different value added products that are produced during sugar cane manufacture (As explained by Reyaz from Cane Planters and Miller Arbitration and Control Board and ex student of the faculty)

I have finally understood what is aquaponics:-)

Nawsheen said...

I've liked almost everything there but my favourite one is the demonstration for grafting of roses by the horticultural division of the MoA. I learnt what kind of rootstock we need for grafting, how to choose them, what precautions we have to take and also some tips for the grafting to be successful.

Lubna said...

I liked every stand at the SSR Botanical Garden. My favourites were those concerned with potatoes, maybe due to my dissertation. I have learnt the aeroponic cultivation of potatoes and different potato varities developed by MSIRI. The pamphlet on frozen potato fries provided by AREU definitely will help in my project.

Like Nashreen mentionned,from Cane Planters and Miller Arbitration and Control Board, I have learnt the different stages of sugar production starting from the the plant till the final product (refined sugar) and the different measurements taken using the appropriate equipment (I also seized the opportunity to see the ancient apparatus used to measure viscosity of molasses and the refractometer used to determine level of impurities), and also the different value added products that are produced during sugar cane manufacture.

I discovered the the mint (that can be used in tea) developed by the horticultural division of MOA for diabetics. The mint was indeed sweet.

By reading posters at IA (Irrigation Authority) and with the help of Niven Sawmy (ex faculty representative of FOA), I came to know of the different irrigation systems and the new projects undergone at different locations by the ministry.

jivin said...

one thing that i liked most was the conference on control of fruit flies on mango trees. one thing that i learned, was how each different stake holders operate in their own way, which i should be knowing for one of our modules.earlier we had to go and look for information from different organisations in the agricultural sector. but with this event, i just had to walk through each stand and most of their work done was already put on posters and videos..

:: Blog Admin :: said...

Great Initiative FoA Blog Admin!

I will try to complement with photos and videos [there is also a huge one sent by Nawsheen... :)]

That said, a slight correction to Nawsheen's comment: The grafting demos were being provided by AREU Nursery Staff from Reduit CRS...

Can you launch another call for comments on the negative side: What didn't you like w.r.t WFD theme!

Regards,
http://news-agriculture.blogspot.com

K.Boodhoo said...

I visited the stand of the Animal Production Division and was pleased to note that the Chinese Technical Team has successfully introduced Artificial Insemination in pigs. They are about to sell fresh semen to pig producers. A visit will shortly be organised.