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August 2023

AgrAbility for Africa

Chuck Baldwin demonstrating gripping aid assistive technology with Dr. David Agole at AgrAbility for Africa workshop.Feedback from farmers affected by a disability who attended the first AgrAbility for Africa training workshop brings to the fore the gaps that exist in the availability of affordable low-tech assistive technologies. There is a need for innovative craftsmanship and repair of assistive technologies commensurate with local wages in the different parts of rural Africa. Responding to concerns, the leadership of AgrAbility for Africa has donated land to house the first Africa assistive technology lab devoted to carrying out capacity development in the production of low-cost assistive technologies and to promoting the technologies in different parts of Uganda and Africa as a whole.

Submitted by Mutumba Faisal