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:
Frédéric Baudron, David Kahan, Bisrat Getnet, Pascal Kaumbutho, Raymond Nazare, John Sariah; & Rahel Assefa
M. Misiko*, P. Kaumbutho, W. Mariki, J. Mutua, U. Titi, P. Massawe and F. Baudron
Ephrem Tadesse 1*, Alice Woodhead2 , Rabe Yahaya1 , Rahel Assefa1 , Bisrat Getnet3 , Walter Mupangwa1 , Frederic Baudron4