mechanization

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Small-mechanization pilot initiative signs up 15 service providers to boost incomes and resilience through a lease-to-own business model in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.

Publications

Study explores how gender norms and intra-household dynamics shape women’s demand articulation for labor-saving technologies.

Features

Experts discuss solutions to postharvest losses and how agricultural mechanization can benefit rural women in the Global South.

Socioeconomist
Features

Equipment and safety protocols protect agricultural machinery workshop staff from COVID-19.

Gender and social inclusion
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Technical and business training provides women with opportunities to break barriers and improve livelihoods.

Gender and social inclusion
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On International Youth Day, CIMMYT captures images of sub-Saharan African youth to celebrate their immense contributions to agriculture, farming systems, service provision and research and development.

Communications Specialist
Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Farm Biz Africa (12 Jul 2020)

CIMMYT research affirms time and cost-saving advantages of sheller for smallholder maize farmers in Kenya.

Innovation and technology
Features

7 ways to make small-scale mechanization work for African farmers.

Innovation and technology
Features

The tractor-mounted reaper saves farmers time and money and offers new sources of income.

Innovation and technology
Features

The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.

Innovation and technology
Features

Service provider harvest model could create opportunities for young African entrepreneurs while reducing carbon emissions.

Innovation and technology
Features

Two-wheel tractors are allowing Ethiopian farmers to boost their incomes and support their communities in times of need.

Innovation and technology
Features

As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.