FAO Regional workshop on experiences sharing on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization hire services provision: Development of countries’ action plans for Investment Programmes and Partnerships
The global objective of the workshop is, “To facilitate learning and information sharing amongst key stakeholders on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (SAM) hire services provision and development for investment programmes and partnerships for mobilizing the necessary support for implementation.”
Specifically, the workshop intends:
1. To create awareness on the opportunities offered by SAM hire services provision and the supportive role of capacity development, information sharing and networking.
2. To expose participants on the role of Conservation Agriculture in supporting the
establishment and operation of economically viable, affordable and sustainable businesses with increased agricultural productivity, and environmental compatibility.
3. To enable key stakeholders learn from each other and share knowledge on SAM Service Provision models/case studies along the agri-food value chain
4. To sensitize and support stakeholders on alternative mechanisms and pathways for
development of investment programmes and partnership.
Key Materials for Participants
- FAO. 2009. Rural transport and traction enterprises for improved livelihoods. Diversification booklet number 10, Rome. www.fao.org/3/a-i0525e.pdf
- FAO. 2012. Hire services by farmers for farmers. Rome. Diversification booklet number 19, pages 1-27 and 43-56. www.fao.org/3/a-i2475e.pdf
- FAO. 2016. Agricultural mechanization: an essential input for smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa. Integrated Crop Management Vol. 23. www.fao.org/3/a-i6044f.pdf
- FAO, 2018. Agricultural mechanization services as a commercial activity. Training manual for small-scale agricultural mechanization service providers. www.fao.org/3/I9207fr/i9207fr.pdf
- FAO, 2019. Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization Framework for Africa.