Skills Development and Vocational Training for Farmers in Straw Handling, Baling and Storage
Capacity building of local farmers and operators of baling machines is key to maintaining a secure supply chain of raw materials to STRAWTECs manufacturing facility. During the summer harvest in 2014, STRAWTECs resident agronomist trained over 1,000 farmers in straw harvesting and storage techniques at the Musanze region.
Following the introduction of mechanised balers later that year by STRAWTEC and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), STRAWTEC facilitated the training of mechanisation centre staff in straw baling and handling techniques.
Marcel Breuer, 1902-1981, German-American architect, who paved the way for wall systems made from compressed straw. Photo: Polygoon Hollands Nieuws