Party: Young Farmer's Clubs


Young Farmers' Clubs were begun at King George VI School (q.v.) and Betikama School in 1965, sponsored by the Department of Agriculture. The concept was borrowed from other British colonies. The aim was to provide young Solomon Islanders with knowledge of modern cultivation skills to make rural life more rewarding. The first clubs were so successful that others were started in all of the Protectorate's senior schools. In 1966, the Department of Agriculture brought twenty-four representatives to Honiara to attend a Leadership Training Course, with the aim of using their skills to found new clubs. By 1968, there were twenty-eight clubs, registered under the Young Farmers' Club Organization of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate. (South Pacific Bulletin, 18 May 1968, 53; NS 27 Aug. 1966)

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  • British Solomon Islands Protectorate (ed.), British Solomon Islands Protectorate News Sheet (NS), 1955-1975. Details