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Increasing food sustainability through the school farm.



Just before the school holidays this sow gave birth to her 6 piglets. She was left in the care of the farm manager and when we returned to campus we found that she had starved to death. (Her piglets were saved and are now doing well). Since then my colleagues and I have been trying to identify sources of not-fit-for-human-consumption food for the 3 remaining adults and 17 piglets we still have on the farm. They get kitchen left-overs, cassava, greens and some wheat bran and powdered milk. It is not enough. Today and tomorrow I am in Monrovia to meet with the Minister of Agriculture. She is able to give us permission to buy rice bran (a by-product of rice production) at significantly reduced rates. As a school, we should be eligible. With the additional bulk the pigs will do better and we should be able to continue to increase the their numbers for future use in the school kitchen.


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