The aim of the Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification (FACASI) project was to identify appropriate small-scale machines (e.g. 2-wheel tractors) to improve farming practices (such as planting, harvesting, milling and transporting), and the commercial mechanisms needed to deliver these to smallholder farmers. The project identified opportunities to create new markets for equipment and services, and supporting policies and networks.
FACASI was implemented in two phases, starting in March 2013 and ending on December 2019.
The objectives of the project were:
Jelle Van Loon, Lennart Woltering , Timothy J. Krupnik , Frédéric Baudron , and Bram Govaerts
Joseph Mutua and Pascal Kaumbutho
Prepared by Selam Hawassa Business Group PLC in collaboration
with EIAR and CIMMYT by
Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification FACASI-II Project
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Project Leader: Dr. Frederic Baudron