"Now I produce more maize, which I use for my family’s meals and to sell in the market. I can buy animals, clothing, shoes and books for my children and still keep seed for next year. " Filomeno Madeira
The Agricultural Extensionist Maria Marques provides technical support to farmers in this area, and working closely with the community she managed to get the farmers’ group to implement the improved techniques.
These techniques have enabled the farmer group to obtain higher yields and financial returns, as part of the maize is used to feed the family and the surplus is sold in the local market.