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This manual is specifically designed to help train actual and potential farm mechanization service providers, in order to increase access to sustainable farm power to raise the productivity of smallholder farmers. It focuses on two crucial aspects: the provision of...
Small mills are very important machines for many communities in Africa as they eliminate much tedium and time-consuming labour. Various types of small mills are found across Africa. While considerable literature is available on the technologies of medium- and large-scale...
Sustainable agricultural mechanization (SAM) is an essential input for the development of the smallholder farm sector in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Consultative Meeting provided a platform to discuss Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (SAM) in general, SAM strategies and implementation options, experiences...
Much of sub-Saharan Africa’s farmland is (still) cultivated with the hand hoe, and agricultural processing and transport are often done manually. This limits the potential of agriculture in the region. Mechanization can help to alleviate food shortages and enhance agricultural...
This factsheet provides a brief overview on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization, what FAO does and background information.
This publication is the Executive Summary of the Conclusions and recommendations of a Round Table Meeting of Experts held in Arusha, Tanzania on 3-5 June 2009.
This book is an effort by FAO to compile an up-to-date, comprehensive text on rural structures and services in the tropics, focusing on structures for small- to medium-scale farms and, to some extent, village-scale agricultural infrastructure. The earlier edition, entitled...
Le présent document constitue une référence très appréciable et il est destiné aux décideurs, aux responsables et aux experts impliqués dans les projets de formulation de stratégie de mécanisation agricole.
Developing nations now have an enviable opportunity to develop agricultural mechanization systems, not only conservatively, but more productively and eoonomically than generally recognized. This is the first of several articles planned over the next few years to guide the reorientation...
The world’s smallholder farmers will have to bear the brunt of the need to increase food production for a growing world population. At the same time, the rural population is expected to decline substantially in the coming decades. The only...
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