Orange banana and sweet potato posters

Published on September 13, 2009 by in News

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Kastom Gaden launches orange banana and sweet potato posters…

Printed in 2008

Kastom Gaden Association has launched two poster to promote traditional varieties of bananas and sweet potato with orange coloured flesh which are high in vitamin A.

The promotion of these varieties is part of a long term strategy of Kastom Gaden to promote on farm conservation of agriculture bio diversity for its benefits for food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture.

For more information refer to:  solomonstarnews.com – Makira banana featured in poster

Grow and eat colourful Solomon Islands fruit and vegetables

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Grow and eat orange and yellow fleshed banana varieties to help protect against:

  • malaria
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • certain cancers
  • vitamin A deficiency (infections and night blindness)
  • anaemia (weak blood)

Thanks to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Kastom Gaden Association, Makira Ulawa Province and Makira Community Groups for fieldwork assistance.

Poster development by Wendy Foley in collaboration with Lois Englberger, Graham Lyons, Jeff Daniells, Claudine Watoto, Ellen Iramu, Belden Taki, Joyce Murray, John Murray, Frances Wehi, Goretty Wehi, Dorothy Tamasia, Peter Warito and Pita Tikai.

Photos by Loise Englberger, Wendy Foley and Graham Lyons.

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Bananas from Makira, Solomon Islands

Carotenoid-rich varieties

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Grow and eat orange and yellow fleshed banana varieties to help protect against:

  • malaria
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • certain cancers
  • vitamin A deficiency (infections and night blindness)
  • anaemia (weak blood)

Project funded by ACIAR/Harvest Plus, Secretariat of the Pacific Communities Land Resource Division/Prench Pacific Fund.

Poster development by Wendy Foley in collaboration with Loise Englberger, Graham Lyons, Jeff Daniells, Mary Taylor, Claudine Watoto, Ellen Iramu, Belden Taki, Joyce Murray, John Murray, Frances Wehi, Goretty Wehi, Dorothy Tamasia, Peter Warito and Pita Tikai.

Photos by Jeff Daniells and Loise Englberger.

[ Download ] JPG 642KB

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