“Africa holds the key for feeding the 9 billion people that will be on the planet earth by 2050. Africa sits on 65% of the uncultivated arable land left in the world, so what Africa does with agriculture will determine the future of food in the world. Therefore, more than ever before, we must help Africa to rapidly modernize its agriculture and unlock its full potential. “
̶ ̶ Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank, World Food Prize Laureate 2017, at Norman Borlaug Lecture at Iowa State University, Des Moines Iowa, USA, October 17, 2017.
Agricultural mechanisation has a key role to play in the enhancement of Zimbabwe's agricultural productivity but this area has received limited attention despite the growing significance of small scale-to-medium agricultural producers.
Basically, agricultural mechanisation entails the application of mechanical technology and increased power to agriculture to enhance the productivity of human labour and to achieve results beyond the capacity of human labour.
Having the right tool or piece of equipment can be a challenge for Zimbabwean small scale farmers and this mostly can affect production efficiency and the economic bottom line for the small-scale farmer.
Investing in well-designed hand tools of good quality enhances the farmer’s ability to maximize production on an intensive scale.
Using tractors and implements designed for small scale intensive crop production can increase crop quality and yields while reducing labour inputs.
Equipment and tools are necessary for plant propagation, soil preparation, planting, pest and weed control, irrigation, harvesting, postharvest handling, storage, and distribution.
Sustainable agriculture can be a labour-intensive business and when farmers have the appropriate tool for the task at hand, they can increase profits by increasing crop yields, improving crop quality, and reducing expenses.
the4Cs charity is now dedicated in sourcing farm equipment from UK and sending them to Zimbabwe to support local struggling small scale farmers with machinery to improve production and end poverty cycle.
Please help us help Zimbabwean small scale farmers by donating farm equipment(s).
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