Demonstration plots – RITA Canne
In addition to the growers, the approach involves all partners in the sector, including extension agents. It assesses, at the plot level, the feasibility and benefits of innovations and their adaptability to the conditions on farms in various regions. This approach must contribute to the validation and appropriation of the proposed technique by farmers. It also consolidates the initial economic data (gross margins) obtained in the tests.
These plots represent a tool of appropriation by the experimental growers, of validation by technicians, of dissemination to other growers in the area, as well as a driver for ongoing training of technicians.