Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization

Mechanization covers all levels of farming and processing technologies, from simple and basic hand tools to more sophisticated and motorized equipment. It eases and reduces hard labour, relieves labour shortages, improves productivity and timeliness of agricultural operations, improves the efficient use of resources, enhances market access and contributes to mitigating climate related hazards. Sustainable mechanization considers technological, economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects when contributing to the sustainable development of the food and agricultural sector.

Exploring the equipment and manufacturers database

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Small-scale agricultural mechanization hire services as a business enterprise

This course aims to present the provision of farm mechanization services as a viable business opportunity, in an environmentally sensitive and responsible way.

Local area and market assessment

Managing or starting a hire service business requires a deep understanding of the local context in which owners/managers work or intend to work.