Small-scale agricultural mechanization service provision model supports women’s empowerment in the Ethiopian agriculture sector.
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.
Mechanization is about finding solutions for farmers in rural communities.
The initiative increases agricultural productivity and enhances food security in Ethiopia.
Researchers analyze irrigation service providers to understand how different business models and pump types affect pricing and water conservation.
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.
In Bangladesh, a newly available device takes the hassle out of starting the engine of two-wheel tractors, particularly for women entrepreneurs.
FACASI project explored ways to address access to appropriate mechanization solutions.
CIMMYT’s mechanization team is in a quest to build the perfect machine for each farmer.