Father Van der Putten from our FSSP Mission Tradition apostolate in Nigeria sent along a quick tour of the mission farm—where tropical agriculture is in full swing this year! The fields are being planted in corn and cassava branches, and surrounding them are tropical permaculture crops such as papaya, coconut trees, sugar cane, avocado, and guava. There’s also ornamental Bougainvillea, and palm trees used for lumber. The local boys even caught some wild rats and are raising them on papaya. You’ll also see some of the tractors, generators, and other machinery used on the farm and—best of all–meet some of the people who work on it.
Fr. Van der Putten sent these more recent photos of the farm’s progress and people.
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