Having hands and feet on the ground makes a difference in understanding the life of the farmers and the day-to-day challenges.
A recent example of it has been on the vegetable greenhouses with the association of women working on the production of tomatoes, chilies, and cucumbers.
Women began experimenting with local waste material to add to the substrate for their tomato plants.
Cocoa residues, which is rich in potassium, magnesium, boron, and calcium, is usually thrown away after harvesting; associated with coconut fibres it can be reused as a substrate for the plants reducing water and fertilizer inputs and reduce the cost of buying the medium. The production has been successful!