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:
Welcome to this second issue of the FACASI Newsletter, 2014
Author:Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT)
Frédéric Baudron & Michael Misiko & Bisrat Getnet & Raymond Nazare & John Sariah & Pascal Kaumbutho
1. Introduction Agriculture in Zimbabwe is characterized by a dualistic structure.
Prepared by: Frédéric Baudron and Elias Berta, International Maize and
Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)
Co-authors/ contributors/ collaborators: Girma Moges, Pascal Kaumbutho,
Wilfried Mariki, Raymond Nazare, Moti Jaleta, Michael Misiko, John Blackwell, Saidi Mkomwa