Reduced drudgery, timely handling, higher productivity – there are many reasons that speak in favour of mechanising African agriculture. But some aspects point to the contrary. In Berlin, participants discussed…

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This report argues that successful mechanisation will be key to tackling major challenges on the African continent, from spiralling food import costs to rampant rural unemployment.

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Egyptian scientists have developed a truck with a technology that cuts grain losses down to zero during transports to the silos. The truck is also equipped with a precise system to record the weight of the crop and…

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Progress in agriculture would not be possible without agricultural machinery and mechanisation. Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery, held every two years by the German Agricultural…

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Mechanisation can prove to be a very difficult venture, especially in the context of smallholders. The German Development Institute, together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, organised an…

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The world’s smallholder farmers will have to bear the brunt of the need to increase food production for a growing world population. At the same time, the rural population is expected to decline substantially in the…

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What is mechanisation like in different world regions? Which challenges do farmers face in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia? Jelle Van Loon, Frédéric Baudron and Timothy Krupnik, working for the Global…

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Although animal traction would be well-suited to cover parts of farm power demand

in sub-Saharan Africa, the use of draft animals has been limited in the region.

The authors demonstrate why this is the case in Ghana.

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Modernising and intensifying agricultural production systems is a crucial step towards ending global poverty. Here, mechanisation has a significant role to play, at all levels along the entire value chain. Our authors…

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Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik is one of the private firms involved in the German Food Partnership (GFP). We asked Frank Nordmann, General Sales Manager Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania, and GFP spokesperson about some…

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