After many years of neglect, there is a renewed interest in agricultural mechanization in Africa. Since government initiatives to promote mechanization, e.g., by importing and subsidizing tractors, are confronted with major governance challenges, private-sector initiatives offer a promising alternative.

African farming must modernise and replace its ageing workforce if the continent is going to be able to feed its rising population, a report by leading economists has warned.

The Road Transport Highways Ministry has issued a draft notification regarding emission standards for construction equipment vehicles, and agricultural tractors on 29 August, 2017.

The Peoples Republic of China has said it will lend Nigeria $4.5 billion to boost local agriculture.

The market for agricultural tractors and construction equipment in India is growing rapidly. Without further regulatory action to control emissions from these sources, they are expected to surpass on-road vehicles as the predominant transportation-related source of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the next 10-15 years.

This study looks into two key types of non-road mobile sources: agricultural tractors and construction equipment. Agricultural tractors are widely used in rural areas, and often operate beyond their designated tasks, serving as alternative transportation for passengers and goods.

THE nation’s drive towards enhancing full mechanisation of its agricultural sector may have received a boost as President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to

The Andhra Pradesh Government will spend Rs 274 crore to provide mechanised tools at subsidised prices to farmers.

Though agriculture has always been considered as a robust growth engine for Bihar, the farm mechanisation remained a low priority for the successive State Governments till a few year ago.

The Punjab government has introduced “Farm Mechanization” plan aimed at tracking agriculture sector on production lines in the province.

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