mechanization

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.

Gender and social inclusion
Publications

Adoption of mini-tiller is significantly lower in female-headed households, CIMMYT researchers find.

Capacity development
Features

Small-scale agricultural mechanization service provision model supports women’s empowerment in the Ethiopian agriculture sector.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Study shows service provider models in Africa, Latin America and South Asia increase smallholder access to agricultural machinery, but can remain dependent on projects to tackle major bottlenecks for scaling.

Innovation and technology
Videos

Mechanization is about finding solutions for farmers in rural communities.

Business Development Manager

Agricultural Mechanization Expert
Innovation and technology
Features

The initiative increases agricultural productivity and enhances food security in Ethiopia.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Researchers analyze irrigation service providers to understand how different business models and pump types affect pricing and water conservation.

Innovation and technology
News

The small hand-operated device, which ensures the even distribution of fertilizer, could support food production, nutrition, and even the incorporation of women to farming.