The hand-pulled small seeds planter: A novel labor saving approach to improving small seeds cultivation among women smallholder farmers in Uganda (2013-2014). The HSSP project centered on a hand-pulled small seeds planter designed to facilitate the cultivation of small seed crops, such as sesame, millet, and groundnuts, in rows by women smallholder farmers to reduce agronomic challenges associated with weeding and harvesting, while increasing overall crop production to ensure income and food security to women smallholder farmers. It was implemented in Arua (Rhino Camp Sub-county), Yumbe (Kei Sub-county), and Moyo (Aliba Sub-county) with women smallholder farmers’ groups. This was an 18-month project funded by the Grand Challenges Explorations Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (US$100,000).

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