Mécanisation agricole durable
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This publication discusses the role information and communications technology (ICT) plays in agricultural mechanization, which has the potential to transform and improve smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Although mechanization levels tend to be low in African countries, there is still...
This report presents and reflects on the opportunities that new technological developments related to automation and precision agriculture (e.g. robotics) can offer to agriculture in developing countries. These technologies are mainly targeted to support farmers that struggle with the cost...
Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is diverse, and has great potential to revitalize the economy of the countries in the region via improved productivity (efficiency) and higher total yield for food, fodder and fibre crops. Conservation agriculture can...
Il leur faut intensifier leur production tout en gérant de manière durable, en préservant et en restaurant les ressources naturelles. Pour permettre à ces agriculteurs de faire la transition vers des systèmes de production agricole durables et résilients, il est nécessaire d’améliorer...
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.
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