Ethiopia: Agricultural enterprises set to flourish after removal of taxes on mechanisation

When Ethiopian Abraham Endrias founded agro-mechanization company Green Agro-Solution Plc six years ago, he was only one of a few entrepreneurs offering the service.  That was because the hefty taxes (35-45%) at the time made it costly for businesses to import farm … Continue reading Ethiopia: Agricultural enterprises set to flourish after removal of taxes on mechanisation

Why is farm mechanisation important in Agriculture? Challenges and way forward

Farm mechanisation is simply the use of machines for farm operations like land preparation, planting, harvesting, irrigation, carting, processing and many more. These machines can be large or small, moving or stationary. Importance of Farm Mechanization Lower Cost of LabourFarm … Continue reading Why is farm mechanisation important in Agriculture? Challenges and way forward

Mechanisation is the key to timeliness and accuracy of farming activities – Joseph Wambugu

A passionate Agribusiness professional, Joseph Wambugu, is on a mission to improve food security in Africa. His areas of focus are mechanisation and small-scale farming. For Joseph, mechanisation is an enabler of timekeeping. Forward-planning and acquiring the right agricultural machinery … Continue reading Mechanisation is the key to timeliness and accuracy of farming activities – Joseph Wambugu

Conservation Agriculture: Mechanisation good for Ghana’s future – experts

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for an urgent adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) mechanisation in Ghana to help the country boost its food production whilst increasing the … Continue reading Conservation Agriculture: Mechanisation good for Ghana’s future – experts

FAO calls for review of Ghana’s approach to Agriculture mechanisation

Ghana’s approach to agriculture mechanisation as soil fertility and productivity are directly undermined by the kind of agriculture machineries and implements farmers continue to use. According to experts, improper land preparation with agricultural machinery, inappropriate use of chemical fertilizers and … Continue reading FAO calls for review of Ghana’s approach to Agriculture mechanisation

Nigerian farmers need gender-friendly machines to compete globally — Zamfara Farmer

Women have over the years played important roles in agriculture and food security — they are found in all the stages of agricultural value chain— making them very important stakeholder in the sector. Zainab Isarah, a smallholder farmer in Zamfara … Continue reading Nigerian farmers need gender-friendly machines to compete globally — Zamfara Farmer