My week of internship at IRAD Ekona opened my eyes to many things I did not know before. I was able to do practical work on vegetative propagation methods that had hitherto been like a far-fetched dream to me.  

With the help of some technicians at IRAD, I took part in grafting, budding and marcoting. These were techniques I only learned theoretically in class and had been looking forward to do it practically.              

I also learned animal husbandry, how animals such as Guinea pig, grass cutters, rabbits and snails are domesticated. I learned about their life cycle, feeding habits and reproduction cycle. This was the most interesting part! I am already looking forward to domesticating some of these animals some day.

By Manyor Sonita