Mécanisation agricole durable

Sustainable mechanization for Africa

Her Excellency Josefa Sacko, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, and Joseph Mpgagalile, Agricultural Engineer at FAO Regional Office for Africa, shed light in this podcast on the importance of the framework developed with FAO to roll out sustainable farm mechanization across the continent.

Improving livelihoods and ensuring enough food for everyone

Tools, machines and technologies have made our lives easier. Simple hand tools to advanced motorized equipment can fundamentally transform the way we farm. Mechanization can strengthen every part of the food supply chain, including processing, storage and transport. It can open up new markets and career paths for young people and women, on and off farms.

International Forum of Agricultural Robotics

Santiago Santos Valle presents the Plant Production and Protection Division’s work on sustainable mechanization promotion and adoption of innovative agricultural technologies.

The importance of mechanization for developing countries

Josef Kienzle, FAO Agricultural Engineer, provides a brief overview of what mechanization is, how it can improve smallholder farmer's livelihoods, and how it makes the agriculture sector more attractive to the rural youth.

Revitalizing small-scale agriculture in Zimbabwe: Conservation Agriculture using the 2 wheel tractor

In Zimbabwe, small-scale farmers are contributing immensely to the agricultural production of the country. They are not only growing food to feed themselves, they also greatly contribute to feeding the larger population of Zimbabwe.

This video was produced by FACASI, CIMMYT and ACIAR.

Maize and wheat production using two wheel tractors in Ethiopia: A project of farm mechanization and Conservation Agriculture

The video demonstrates how smallholder farmers and service providers are using the two wheel tractor in maize and wheat production in Asela and Hawassa, Ethiopia.

This video was produced by FACASI, CIMMYT and ACIAR.