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