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:
A training program for hire service providers
João Vasco Silva , Frédéric Baudron , Pytrik Reidsma , Ken E. Giller
Dorcas Matangi1, Alice Woodhead2, Michael Misiko3, Ephrem Tadesse4, Frédéric Baudron5