Farmers living in remote areas face difficulty in receiving support from government extension services frequently because of insufficient number of extension officers. Under such circumstance, ProSAVANA-PEM organizes groups and trains leaders as key farmers in order to expand agricultural techniques among farmers of the remote communities.


For example, in one community of Nampula Province which is far from urban area, a key farmer gathers members regularly to teach agricultural technology and coordinate activities, visit homes and fields to give advice, and sometimes helps in farming work of members. In this group, 54 members have acquired the techniques to increase the yield (Maize productivity: 1.2t/ha→1.4t/ha) by using improved seed. Hence, farmers are motivated to learn more, and they ask the key farmer about advanced techniques.