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Application deadline: 2 September 2019
 

How could we take advantage of technology to improve efficiency, especially of weeding and preparing the land, and to increase the productivity per hectare of small-scale agricultural producers in Cabo Delgado?

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  • OBJETIVES/OPPORTUNITY AREAS

    • Development of integrated weed handling techniques that combine plant cover (living or dry) with the use of organic herbicides.

    • Increasing the farmed area up to 3 ha.

    • Development of simple small manual or mechanical machinery adapted to the local context.

  • TARGET GROUPS

    Small farmers from Cabo Delgado who live in isolated areas at a distance from decision-making centres. Their income is below the minimum salary and most (>70 %) are illiterate. Many are unable to use current information and communication technology (they can use mobiles but not smartphones). The average area per family is around 1-2 hectares.

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