Secondary school students from Hanoi visit Farmer Field School Simacai, Lao Cai

  • CIRUM organized an one-day field study for a group of students from Hanoi Lomonoxop Secondary School to visit FFS Simacai. This study was a request from the school and the student's’ parents to give the students first experience of eco-farming practices in the northern of Vietnam and to gain practical knowledge of plant biology.

    Mr Vang A Sanh and the students- Photo: CIRUM

    Early morning on December 24th, the students, their parents and teachers arrived at FFS Simacai. They were welcomed by CIRUM staff.  Mr Bui Tien Dung, CIRUM senior staff guided the students touring around the school. He introduced the school background and organic farming activities. The visitors were amazed of various eco-farming practices conducted in this school, for example the banana circle for organic waste management. Mr Vang A Sanh, a H’Mong staff at FFS, used different plants to visualize root types and buds. Students were excited with what they learnt. At last, the visitors enjoyed a homemade organic lunch prepared by FFS staff.

    Mr Bui Tien Dung and the students- Photo:CIRUM

    Besides activities at the school, CIRUM also organized a tour for the students to Nung traditional  community forest in Na Pa village of Ban Me commune, Simacai district to learn about values of the forest and its roles for  the local people's’ lives.

    Ms Dang Thi Thanh Nhan, the Vice Chairwoman of Hanoi Lomonoxop secondary school said “I am very pleased of this field study. We all learnt a lot from FFS Simacai. This place is wonderful for our students to learn practical knowledge. Our students could see and touch plants that they learnt from textbooks. It is really impressed us. I hope to have next cooperation”. She also expressed her gratitude to FFS staff and CIRUM for their hospitality and beautiful organic farming.