Day 07

Crop husbandry


  • Morning:
    • Theoretical introduction to how to increase yield through good crop management.
    • Discussion of best practise for Jatropha, in particular pruning
  • Afternoon:
    • The participants assess what could be improved in Jatropha fields at ADPP
    • Pruning of Jatropha plants at ADPP
    • Harvesting, to get an idea of the labour inputs do some small competition who harvests most in 30 minutes (relates also to Economics in day 12)


After this day the participants will know what management practises will increase the Jatropha yield.

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