Study on the development of agricultural machines for small-scale farmers (part 1, applied technology for Morocco and Africa)

Toshiyuki Tsujimoto, Koichi Hashiguchi, Hai Sakurai, Eiji Inoue

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Abstract

The process of the development of agricultural machines in African nations differs from the process undergone in advanced countries. Agricultural machines in many African nations have been evolving from traditional technology and technique. It can be said that there is a special development method in Africa, where modern technology has been adopted while integrating the best use of traditional technology. The self-sufficient cereal production of African nations, including the Sub-Saharan region, relies chiefly on small-scale farmers. A small-scale farmer who is supporting the self-sufficiency of those countries is very valuable and holds an important position. Therefore, it is necessary for these farmers to obtain a high income, and for farm management to be stabilized through the introduction of an agricultural machine development system and its continued improvement. The aim of this article is to put forward the results of a survey and of practical experiments carried out in the rain-fed agricultural area of Morocco. The article also describes the development of agricultural machinery. Such developments will improve the depth and draft uniformity of operation of the animal drawn plow as well as the performance of threshing machines and manual sowing machines in Morocco, and African countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-84
Number of pages6
JournalAMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America
Volume36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)

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