A farm implement that promises to be a boon for small farmers

A motorised device to uproot weeds

With mechanical assistance, Indian sugar cane cultivators can give their backs a break

In a typical case of technology coming to the aid of small paddy cultivators, the Kerala Agro Industries Corp (KAIC) has developed a paddy thresher that comes in handy for farmers who face problems

During the 1970s, major policy debates on the role of mechanisation in agricultural and rural development in south Asia took place; by the early 1990s, such debates had largely faded. Yet today, countries such as Bangladesh possess some of the most productive, mechanised and labour-intensive agricultural industries in south Asia.

Instead of designing a low priced indigenous tractor, industry copies models used abroad

What runs the small farming economy?

The needs of the small farmer require attention: small tractors or animal power? Both?

Environment ministry favours small manufacturers, ignores experts’ advice on air emission norms for off-road diesel engines