Research busts common myths about agricultural labor in Africa, suggests a shift in mechanization policy
New study shows African farming households are far more dependent on labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously assumed.
Dubbed the “Uber for the farm”, Hello Tractor’s app easily allows tractor owners to rent their machinery to farmers and to improve business and operations.
Young farmer’s investment in a reaper saves him time, money and dignity, while helping others in the community.
An increasing number of youth across eastern and southern Africa are creating a stable living as entrepreneurs in agricultural mechanization service provision.
The manual gives practical guidance for service providers in rural areas, where family farmers commonly lack capital to invest in farm power.
A CIMMYT project aims to increase soil fertility through direct row planting of major crops in Ethiopia, such as maize, wheat and teff.
A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.