CIMMYT Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) mechanization specialists, Frédéric Baudron, Timothy Krupnik and Jelle Van Loon shared their experiences on mechanization across the world in a recently published Rural21 feature. To view a summary of the successes and challenges to mechanization adoption discussed in Rural 21, view the article on Inside CIMMYT here. Further reading on mechanization in East and Southern Africa may be viewed here in Baudron’s recently released paper in Food Security.
Rural21 features CIMMYT mechanization experts
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