Small-mechanization pilot initiative signs up 15 service providers to boost incomes and resilience through a lease-to-own business model in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.
Study explores how gender norms and intra-household dynamics shape women’s demand articulation for labor-saving technologies.
Experts discuss solutions to postharvest losses and how agricultural mechanization can benefit rural women in the Global South.
Equipment and safety protocols protect agricultural machinery workshop staff from COVID-19.
Technical and business training provides women with opportunities to break barriers and improve livelihoods.
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.
Source: Farm Biz Africa (12 Jul 2020)
CIMMYT research affirms time and cost-saving advantages of sheller for smallholder maize farmers in Kenya.
7 ways to make small-scale mechanization work for African farmers.
The tractor-mounted reaper saves farmers time and money and offers new sources of income.
The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.
Service provider harvest model could create opportunities for young African entrepreneurs while reducing carbon emissions.
Two-wheel tractors are allowing Ethiopian farmers to boost their incomes and support their communities in times of need.
As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.