The two harvesting technologies that PIND and National Institute for Palm Oil Research (NIFOR) promote are the Mechanical Adjustable Harvester and the Malaysian Knife. PIND worked with German Afro-machinery manufacturer STIHL Germany and their distributor in Nigeria, Texmaco Ventures to introduce the Mechanical Adjustable Harvester to farmers in 2014, Texmaco invested over 18 million naira in making the machine available in Nigeria. The Malaysian Knife, a machine with a sickle head just like the Adjustable harvester but without the engine, was introduced in 2016. By the end of 2016, 1,591 farmers had access to these technologies, increasing income by N107, 375, 476 as a result.
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