If Africa's producers can boost mechanisation
and improve productivity, opportunity abounds.
At a recent forum on mechanisation
in Nairobi, Food and Agriculture Organisation assistant representative in Kenya Robert Allport that said use of machines at the grassroots would boost growth in agricultural productivity."Mechanisation
is the part of agriculture where innovation is most likely to happen.
The other challenges in the field of agricultural mechanisation
are how to overcome skill barriers to provide adequate support to modern technology.
Nevertheless, even when no such hindrances were present, efforts of various African governments and donors to accelerate the use of mechanisation
inputs had, at best, had mixed results.
The first research hypothesis states that the levels of mechanisation
of excavation and concrete operations are not significantly different.
Phase One of the "mechanisation
programme" was launched on 11 June this year to great fanfare in Harare.
In order to isolate the effect of farm mechanisation
, the model simulates the effect of an one percent increase in final demand for wheat, using each alternative production system in turn, that is, m subsets of final demand vectors are considered.
Irrigation implements where water is not readily available.What is your take on some farmers being creative and setting up their own mechanisation
systems on the farm or modifying their machinery to be able to perform other duties?Agriculture is one of the key sectors where farmers have reviewed and researched applications and equipment that would best suit their endeavours.
The minister expressed optimism that the country's export earnings would continue to increase because of the tractor mechanisation
services which would be rendered to smallholder farmers through the partnership with John Deere.
He said, "The Parliamentary Portfolio committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation
and Irrigation will tour the affected area next week to assess the situation."
Presently, the Philippines has a farm mechanisation
level of 57 horsepower for every hectare.
has the potential to significantly contribute to a sustained growth of the agribusiness sector, and various actors are running large-scale projects to help this process, bringing new land into cultivation and boosting productivity in existing and new farms.