Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization

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Online course: Small-scale agricultural mechanization hire services as a business enterprise
05 November 2021
 This e-learning course aims to present the provision of farm mechanization services as a viable...
Next 30th of September join us in the ITU-FAO webinar: Agricultural robotics for climate-resilient food production
23 September 2021
Finger millet (kurakkan) is an important food crop grown in the rain-fed uplands (dry zone) of Sri Lanka. It can be cultivated under adverse soil and climatic conditions. In particulat, the crop is important crop in tropical regions...
The farming machinery hiring centre was recently launched through the “Climate-Smart Crop and Mechanization Systems Scaling-up” project in Sri Lanka. Several distinguished guests were present for the launch of the farming hiring centre in Sri Lanka....
Join the webinar: Women farmers and sustainable mechanization (5th March 2021)
26 February 2021
Women faremrs and sustainable mechanization. Improving lives and livelihoods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Episode I: The Nepal chapter To register please visti this website: https://www.icimod.org/rms/webinar/ More info here: http://www.fao.org/3/cb3486en/cb3486en.pdf
New publication: Use of ICT tools for tractor hire services in Africa
11 December 2020
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...
New publication: Agriculture 4.0
11 December 2020
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...
The Farm Mechanization and Training Centre (FMTC) is the only national level training institute for farm machinery...
On 21 September 2020 to support paddy farmers in Anuradhapura district, FAO together with the government of Sri Lanka conducted a field demonstration on sustainable agricultural mechanization (SAM). Methods on hiring and using a 4-wheel tractor powered mobile...
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