To allow farmers to gain autonomy in the fa'a'apu, the Directorate of Agriculture of French Polynesia and Elatec created the first electric tiller in France!
This innovative machine has few wearing parts, unlike a heat engine. It is easy to maintain, powerful and recharges on a fleet of photovoltaic panels. The tiller is currently being tested in Fakarava within agroecology demonstration farms related to the PROTEGE initiative.
Aiming at promoting sustainable and resilient economic development to tackle climate change issues in the European Overseas Countries and Territories of the Pacific, PROTEGE project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Pacific Community.
Learn more: protege.spc.int