PROJETO CAMPO FÁCIL - UEL: ASSISTÊNCIA TÉCNICA E DIFUSÃO DE TECNOLOGIA AOS AGRICULTORES FAMILIARES DO MUNICÍPIO DE LONDRINA – PR
Authors: Eli Carlos de Oliveira, José Roberto Pinto de Souza, Ésio de Pádua Fonseca, Fernando Modos Veiga Dias, Daniel Lavorente de Oliveira
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Extension projects carried out by students of agronomy allow closeness between students and farmers. The objective of the UEL Campo Fácil project is to provide agronomic advice through students of the agronomy course of the Londrina State University to family farmers in Londrina and thereby increase productivity, increase income, improve quality of life and protect the environment. The project provides teachers and physical and intellectual structure. The beginning of the work is done with detailed diagnosis of the properties that are discussed in meetings with teachers and students, and forwarded proposals of solutions to be applied in the properties. Project evaluation is carried out through periodic meetings and semi-annual reports. Improvements in the harvesting practices, such as separation of the mature coffee fruits from the greens, provided an increase in product quality. New opportunities for improving the quality of life of producers were dazzled by the development of agribusiness and handicrafts, use of organic waste, preservation and recovery of water sources, as well as soil conservation.