With extreme temperatures it is important to understand changes in the average climate of a region. It is often extreme events (droughts, floods and hot conditions) that have the greatest impacts on societies and the natural and managed systems we rely on. As average temperatures have increased, we have seen more warm days and nights and fewer cool days and nights. With these conditions we have to adjust our planting techniques to adapt to the different climatic conditions and here at the Tutu Rural Training Centre, we have begun our year with nursery management.
In collaboration with the British American Tobacco (BAF) and Ministry of Agriculture, we began our year 2024 on the 11th of January with nursery management and plant propagation training. We believe that in growing vegetable seedlings in nurseries, protects young seedlings from things that can harm them until they are strong enough to be transferred to the field.
With healthy seedling readily available to the participants it helps build healthy plants and healthy communities. Tutu is championing food and nutrition community through our Farming Organization Research and Innovation as well as nursery and vegetable production through our young farmers, single women and farming couples programs.