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Private Sector Collaborator    

In 2009 GROWNET partnered with CIMMYT to design and manufacture CA equipment. The product range consisted of ox-drawn direct seeders, ox-drawn rippers, jab planters. Prototypes were supplied by CIMMYT and these were then adapted to local conditions by Grownet in conjunction with research institutions, farmers and agric extension services. GROWNET has developed products that have now been tried and tested for the past three seasons and displayed their capacity to manufacture quality and functional products. Challenges relate to limited access to finance for R and D, low product uptake due to limited awareness and capacity to purchase by farmers. GROWNET however sees the potential for growth in this area.


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