Saturday, 3 September 2011

Farm mechanisation toolkit: Guideline to bundling of demands and supply of mechanised services

This is a practical toolkit [24 pp., available in English and Kiswahili of the Research Into Use Programme (RIU)] aimed at helping smallholder farmers and providers of farm mechanisation services to develop a sustainable system for increasing access to mechanisation.

It describes, step-by-step, how farmers and machinery owners can bundle demands and supply of mechanisation services and benefit from the resultant economies of scale. The guide is designed to help farmers, tractor owners, village, ward, district or regional authorities and other stakeholders in the agricultural system understand and engage in the process and make mechanised services accessible to smallholder farmers.