Boy’s green fingers give experts cause to smile

Editorial, Main Stories

THE Small Medium Enterprise Corporation (Smec) has been impressed with Porgera’s youngest agriculture enthusiast, Calton Samuel, after visiting his home at the Porgera Station in January this year.
Members of the Port Moresby-based Smec were in Porgera to participate in a forum organised by the Porgera Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
As part of their engagement, the group visited PCCI member project sites from Surunki to Porgera, including young Carlton who has progressed from the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) initiated Agrikids programme.
Carlton’s parents are members of the PCCI. PJV senior officer community development Peter Tumun introduced Carlton’s project to the Smec team and said PJV has been monitoring Calton’s project with the support of training and said the Agrikids programme has also extended to other Porgera communities.
Smec’s women’s entrepreneurship coordinator Maria Kalap said for Carlton to be inspired and go home and convince his parents to help him to do up a garden to produce vegetables is what the SME is all about. It starts at home.

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