Felis’s innovations – Number 2

Felis's three row weeder for SRI rice

Felis’s three row weeder for SRI rice

Not content to streamline SRI rice nurseries, MCE-A staff member Felis Bere has turned his ingenuity to how to weed the crop as it grows. One of the downsides of SRI rice is that the beds must be weeded four times before harvesting, a task which often falls to already overworked women. “Hmm, less effort and work faster”, mused Felis. Normally the rice is weeded one row at a time. Felis’s invention does three rows at once and his contraption is pushed by two people to make the going easy. A locally made one row weeder has already been produced as well which works better than the imports. Good one, Felis!

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