International Day of Rural Women | EU funded H2020+ project DIVAGRI
Within the framework of the EU funded H2020+ project DIVAGRI, the Institut für Polymer- und Produktionstechnologien e. V. (IPT) is refining the ´´SLECI´´ technology (Self-regulating, Low Energy, Clay based Irrigation). SLECI is the name of a self-regulating subsurface irrigation system developed at the IPT, which transfers water to the soil through clay elements. The SLECI system enables very effective and above all water-saving irrigation of plants, which is particularly important in very low-rainfall areas.
One goal of the project DIVAGRI is to significantly reduce the time spent in the field by using the SLECI technology. This pertains especially to women, who conduct most of the field work in our target countries.
This week the project’s partners acknowledge and celebrate the International day of #RuralWomen.
DIVAGRI specifically addresses gender imbalance in small farming activities in rural Africa via disseminating techniques, for post-harvest handling, processing, production of high-value products from residues, and also business models to women farmers and farm laborers.
The project DIVAGRI aims at contributing to revenue diversification pathways in Africa through accessible bio-based and circular agricultural innovations.
Find more information about DIVAGRI at https://divagri.org/
The project DIVAGRI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 101000348. The content of this publication does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed therein lies entirely with the author(s).
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