Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, June 19, 2015

Farm mechanization to enhance sustainable productivity

Recently, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) provided a five-day training for farmers drawn from different states aimed to promote farm mechanization and to enhance sustainable productivity at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

CIMMYT takes farm mechanization scheme from Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) initiative and creates opportunities for smallholder farm households to move out of
hunger and poverty through sustainably intensified farming systems that improve food, nutrition, and income security.

The Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification (FACASI)
project addresses the decline of farm power in Africa. The project is working with smallholder farmers to deliver small mechanization based on inexpensive, two-wheeled tractors and introduce power saving technologies.

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