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National policies to support the modernization of farm machinery in CIS countries

This report was prepared under the FAO/World Bank Cooperative Programme in the context of the "Agricultural Mechanization: the Next Challenge for Agriculture in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" project. It examines the policies that currently support the improvement of farm mechanization, i.e. investments in farm machinery and equipment, in selected Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.

This work also elaborates on how these policies contribute to improving the livelihoods of local farmers. This study sampled three major agricultural countries - Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Ukraine - that have used very similar mechanisms to support the modernization of farm mechanization but had very different conditions when the new policies were first introduced.