Mechanisation for Agricultural Transformation

In order to raise agricultural land and labour productivity, to generate rural employment and make it more attractive and to achieve future growth and poverty reduction agendas, governments must embrace the technological, policy, and institutional innovation opportunities afforded by mechanisation. Successful mechanisation along the value chain will have to be a priority in any future development and growth agendas for African smallholder agriculture. Its success depends on organisational innovations such as reliable services and cooperation arrangements for and with farmers.