Mecanización Agrícola Sostenible
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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.
This book is an effort by FAO to compile an up-to-date, comprehensive text on rural structures and services in the tropics, focusing on structures for small- to medium-scale farms and, to some extent, village-scale agricultural infrastructure. The earlier edition, entitled...
Le présent document constitue une référence très appréciable et il est destiné aux décideurs, aux responsables et aux experts impliqués dans les projets de formulation de stratégie de mécanisation agricole.
Developing nations now have an enviable opportunity to develop agricultural mechanization systems, not only conservatively, but more productively and eoonomically than generally recognized. This is the first of several articles planned over the next few years to guide the reorientation...
The world’s smallholder farmers will have to bear the brunt of the need to increase food production for a growing world population. At the same time, the rural population is expected to decline substantially in the coming decades. The only...
The article looks at the potential hire services have as a viable business option in the agri-food sector. It provides insights into the numerous market opportunities that a hire service can tap into, not only for on-farm services, but also...
The report begins with a review of the different treadle pumps currently in use in Africa and the information available on their technical performance, with a view to trying to answer the question – Which is the best treadle pump?...
Draught animals have played a key role over many centuries in providing farm power for agricultural operations. Since the 1990s, the use of draught animals has declined appreciably in Asia and the Pacific region. In India, the number of draught...
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