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:
Prepared by: Frédéric Baudron and Elias Berta, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)
Co-authors/ contributors/ collaborator: David Kahan, Girma Moges, Pascal
Kaumbutho, John Sariah, Raymond Nazare, Moti Jaleta, John Blackwell, Saidi Mkomwa
Forum of Ethiopia
The agricultural mechanization in Zimbabwe has evolved over time especially amongst small holder farmers.
Title:Farm Mechanization & Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification: monitoring and evaluation workshopAuthor:Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT)Year:2015
GUIDELINES FOR A SUB-SECTOR ANALYSIS OF THE 2WT MECHANIZATION SUB-SECTOR