Using an “A frame” farmers in Honduras are learning to lay out level curves to be able to do contour planting on their hillside farms. The “A frame” was used by the Romans to construct their famous aqueducts and roads. A model of a Roman “A frame” as displayed in a museum in Morocco is shown by Chon Tacatic.
After more than a year researching, ordering from China, shipping across the sea to Los Angeles, re-shipping to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, we now have rice hullers operating in Axochiapan, Mexico and La Segovia, El Salvador. The process has not been easy but EPIC staff and program partners have shown perseverance.
The Mobile School does agricultural assessments, conducts educational field trips for farmer-to-farmer exchanges, presents short courses on all the practices taught in EPIC agricultural projects, and does on-site project monitoring and evaluations.