KOSRAE, FSM. Dr. Virendra M. Verma, Researcher/Extension Specialist, Kosrae Agricultural Experiment Station.
Dr. Verma, Project Coordinator of Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) project on on-farm implementation and demonstration of integrated sustainable agriculture and livestock production systems for small-scale farmers, developed seven multi-colored cultivation guides on banana, soft taro, sweet potato, eggplant, papaya, composting and swine diet and distributed to workshop participants and other interested people. Dr. Verma also developed a high definition digital video for extension, education and outreach on tissue culture multiplication, acclimatization, banana cultivation, soft taro cultivation, sweet potato cultivation, papaya cultivation, eggplant cultivation, fertilizer and compost application, harvesting, storing and composting. The copies of the video in HD-DVDs format are being delivered to telecommunication companies to telecast in Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae and Marshall Islands on local cable channels to educate wider island communities.