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Community Farm Park

LOCAL PEOPLE ENJOYING LEARNING IN THE FARM

Community Farm Park

LOCAL PEOPLE ENJOYING LEARNING IN THE FARM

The educational farm park

NSEF Educational Farm Park (EFP) aims for growing food productivity, and therefore it offers an educational farm with a wide range of training and educational opportunities, including school visits and disables programs. EFP to make agricultural data, business prospects, advice and support available to help boost community food production.

Together with partners, we help people get out of poverty by adopting new farming techniques and help develop new business opportunities that lead to new jobs.

We provide the rural poor, mainly families, women and girls, with access to farming tools and finance to develop their agribusiness. And teach farmers how to increase their production in a sustainable way.

Farm Park program is to give people the tools to lift themselves out of poverty by:

  1. Creating a new approach to education, life skills, work experience, enterprise and employment for local people, mainly young adults, women and girls;
  2. Offering an additional education facility to mainstream schools and projects for adults with learning disabilities;
  3. Enhancing farm education through innovation.

Smart Farming

AUTONOMOUS PRECISION FARMING

Smart Farming

AUTONOMOUS PRECISION FARMING

Research and development in Smart Farming

We work together with partners on autonomous precision farming to help revolutionize the agriculture industry in Africa.
Our initiatives help evolve local agribusinesses by retrofitting different types of vehicles with autonomous capabilities to enable improved seeding, phenotyping, top dressing, and monitoring of crop health.

The academic section has a strong background in applied research. Our engineers work continuously in several farming research projects developing state of the art solutions for local food production businesses.

We work on prototypes from the design, to mechanical, electronic and software development and testing. We can take on local agribusiness project by adapting an off-the-shelf platform or create it from scratch.

Our partners' experience plus our knowledge in electronic and software integration enable us to extend the connectivity of our systems, by embedding on the communication mechanisms and make them truly smart devices.

Renewable Energy

IMPROVING FARMERS ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY

Renewable Energy

IMPROVING FARMERS ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY

Advancing farming technology

With the Foundation environmentally-sensitive infrastructural design, the farm buildings are developed with sustainability features such as renewable energy, locally sourced materials, passive design strategies, zero net energy design, and water conservation measures.

Food production
Lack of food and nutrition play a critical role in the quality of life of families in the countryside. We are focused on developing farm parks to support the community in quality food production and promoting youth and women in rural areas into leadership training, agribusiness, and access to finance, tools and improved seeds and fertiliser.

Environmentally friendly
Smart and quipped facilities are final requirement for NSEF's on renewable energy systems with solar panels and wind turbine generators which are key components of our work in Portugal, UK and Guinea-Bissau.
This NSEF's work will be also used to improve the current construction of houses in the countryside and how to apply renewable systems to their appliances, and NSEF's work in this area will help reduce deforestation which is a direct consequence of the demand for wood used for cooking and heating in Guinea-Bissau.