Mecanización Agrícola Sostenible

Farm power and mechanization for small farms in sub-Saharan Africa

This manual, provides an overview of options for farm power and technologies that could be suitable for small and medium-sized farmers who are faced with making decisions about the different types of farm power sources available. The manual also lays out the importance of the farming systems and the economic context within which the mechanization takes place. Special emphasis is also given to the financial implications of farm power, as well as to the environmental impact of mechanization that may be inappropriate to the conditions.

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Agricultural and Food Engineering Technical Report
Farm power, mechanizatio, small farms, sub-Saharan Africa