Tools and Machinery for the Smallholder

An Essential Guide to Their Use and Maintenance
Author: John Bezzant
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781847972361
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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A wide range of tools and equipment, from compact tractors to chainsaws and from winches to torque wrenches, are employed on today's productive and efficiently organized smallholdings. There are few publications that provide the smallholder with comprehensive, technical, and maintenance information and this well-illustrated book helps to fill a gap.

Addressing the Challenges Facing Agricultural Mechanization Input Supply and Farm Product Processing

Proceedings of an FAO Workshop Held at the CIGR World Congress on Agricultural Engineering
Author: Brian G. Sims
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251057841
Category: Farm mechanization
Page: 71
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FAO is a global knowledge broker for the agri-food industry, including technologies for production and processing. In particular, the Agro-Industries Programme of FAO is increasingly tending to focus on appropriate input supply, innovation and value chain development. Improvements in these areas have the potential to sustain and improve livelihoods and well-being at whatever scale and in whatever region of the world. Within the World Congress on "Agricultural Engineering for a Better World", as a preparation for the challenges of the twenty-first century, FAO conducted two workshops. The first targeted the subject of "challenges for agricultural mechanization in sub-Saharan Africa", and the second focused on "using technology to add value and increase quality". This report contains the results of the Congress, and encourages both readers and decision-makers to consider the important role of engineering technologies for development and, indeed, for a better world. (Also available in French and Spanish)

Buildings, Machinery and Tools for a Smallholding - With Information on Economics, Maintenance and Equipment Needed for a Small Farm


Author: J. O. Baker
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473354161
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 30
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This antique text contains a guide to the various buildings, machinery and tools that are found on a small farm. It provides information on economics and maintenance, as well as the equipment required for profitable and productive business. Including simple, concise descriptions, helpful diagrams, comments on usage, and much more besides, this text will prove invaluable to the novice farmer, and makes for a valuable addition to collections agricultural literature. Although old, much of the information contained herein is timeless. The chapters of this book include: 'What is necessary and What is Economic to Invest In', 'Hand Tools', 'Hand tools for The Land', 'Hand Tools for The Workshop', 'Hand-propelled Equipment', 'Horse and Pony-Drawn Equipment', 'Auto-Culto, ''B-M-B''', 'Other Mechanical Units', 'Buildings', etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage volume, now complete with a new introduction on agricultural tools and machinery.

HIRE SERVICES AS A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

A TRAINING MANUAL FOR SMALL-SCALE MECHANIZATION SERVICE PROVIDERS
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9251305137
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 142
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This manual is specifically designed to help train actual and potential farm mechanization service providers, in order to increase access to sustainable farm power to raise the productivity of smallholder farmers. It focuses on two crucial aspects: the provision of farm mechanization services as a viable business opportunity for entrepreneurs, and the essential criteria of raising productivity in an environmentally sensitive and responsible way i.e. that includes conservation agriculture. Practical guidance on the essential business development and management skills required to successfully run a mechanization service provision business are presented, with a focus on the equipment required to offer services compatible with conservation agriculture. The manual will be of particular interest to policymakers’ intent on achieving sustainable intensification in the agricultural sector. It is also a valuable resource for trainers charged with increasing the supply of well-trained and well-equipped entrepreneurial mechanization service providers through the implementation of training courses tailored to the specific course locations.

Agricultural Mechanization and Automation - Volume I


Author: Paul McNulty,Patrick M. Grace
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 1848260962
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 518
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Agricultural Mechanization and Automation is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The mechanization of farming practices throughout the world has revolutionized food production, enabling it to maintain pace with population growth except in some less-developed countries, most notably in Africa. Agricultural mechanization has involved the partial or full replacement of human energy and animal-powered equipment (e.g. plows, seeders and harvesters) by engine-driven equipment. The theme on Agricultural Mechanization and Automation cover six main topics: Technology and Power in Agriculture; Farm Machinery; Facilities and Equipment for Livestock Management; Environmental Monitoring; Recovery and Use of Wastes and by-Products; Slaughtering and Processing of Livestock, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Mechanized: Transforming Africa’s agriculture value chains


Author: Malabo Montpellier Panel
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 55
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The current report—Mechanized: Transforming Africa’s Agriculture Value Chains—summarizes the findings of a systematic analysis of what countries at the forefront of progress in mechanization have done right. It analyzes which policy decisions were taken and which interventions were implemented to substantially increase the uptake of mechanization. The report takes a broad perspective on mechanization, including technologies along the entire value chain and how they relate to agricultural development and job creation. The report shows what can be done to sustainably mechanize agriculture to increase production and enhance value addition across value chain segments. The set of policies and practices that are identified, if brought to scale, could have significant impact on agricultural transformation in Africa. The report provides a roadmap for African governments to take concerted action to deliver on the growth and transformation targets set out by the Malabo Declaration and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture


Author: Eva Wollenberg,Marja-Liisa Tapio-Bistrom,Maryanne Grieg-Gran,Alison Nihart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136503447
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 456
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This book reviews the state of agricultural climate change mitigation globally, with a focus on identifying the feasibility, opportunities and challenges for achieving mitigation among smallholder farmers. The purpose is ultimately to accelerate efforts towards mitigating land-based climate change. While much attention has been focused on forestry for its reputed cost-effectiveness, the agricultural sector contributes about ten to twelve per cent of emissions and has a large technical and economic potential for reducing greenhouse gases. The book does not dwell on the science of emissions reduction, as this is well covered elsewhere; rather, it focuses on the design and practical implementation of mitigation activities through changing farming systems. Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture includes chapters about experiences in developed countries, such as Canada and Australia, where these efforts also have lessons for mitigation options for smallholders in poorer nations, as well as industrialising countries such as Brazil and China. A wide range of agroecological zones and of aspects or types of farming, including livestock, crops, fish farming, fertilizer use and agroforestry, as well as economics and finance, is included. The volume presents a synthesis of current knowledge and research activities on this emerging subject. Together the chapters capture an exciting period in the development of land-based climate change mitigation as attention is increasingly focused on agriculture's role in contributing to climate change.

Tools for agriculture

a guide to appropriate equipment for smallholder farmers
Author: Intermediate Technology Development Group,Ian Carruthers,Groupe de recherche et d'échanges technologiques
Publisher: Intermediate Technology
ISBN: 9781853391002
Category: Social Science
Page: 238
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Tools for Agriculture" is a guide to small-scale farming equipment which offers information to smallholder farmers, development workers, and manufacturers all over the world. This revised and updated fourth edition, appearing 25 years after ITDG's original published guide to appropriate equipment, "Tools for Progress", is the first to be produced from a computer database, compiled jointlyw ith GRET to enable systematic and continuous updating. Information has been selected from more than 1200 manufacturers in over 90 countries, and is presented here in ten sections for ease of reference. Each subject area - field power, soil preparation, crop protection - is introduced by a specialist who sets the range of available tools, implements and machines against a background of good farming practice, and the factors to weigh up when making a choice. The theme of effective choice is also considered in the main introduction along with an analysis of why some mechanization projects are more successful than others and how they could be improved. Also included are sources of further information and useful indexes of manufactuers and equipment.

Appropriate technology sourcebook

a guide to practical books for village and small community technology
Author: Ken Darrow,Mike Saxenian,Volunteers in Asia, inc. Appropriate Technology Project
Publisher: Volunteers in Asia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 800
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The APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY SOURCEBOOK is your complete & up-to-date guide to sustainable living. Since 1975, the AT SOURCEBOOK has been the standard reference for people interested in simple, small scale, sustainable technologies. The AT SOURCEBOOK catalogues & reviews over 1000 of the most useful books to help you do-it-yourself. The AT SOURCEBOOK can help you design a solar greenhouse or water heater, start an organic farm, set up a woodcraft shop, & even equip your home with an independent, environmentally friendly energy system such as photovoltaics, wind energy or small hydro power. The AT SOURCEBOOK also serves as a fully indexed & annotated guide to the Appropriate Technology Microfiche Library, which includes 1000 books in their entirety in microfiche form. Order from: Appropriate Technology Institute, W11O Engineering Research Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523. Phone: (800) 648-8043, FAX: 970-491-2729.

Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety


Author: International Labour Office,Luigi Parmeggiani
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 1621
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Signed articles, arranged alphabetically by subject, intended as a practical tool for those responsible for the protection of the health of industrial workers throughout the world. Emphasis on such topics as psychology of work, health and safety needs of developing countries, and safety precautions. References are included in the articles. Some illustrations, cross references. Index of authors (with identifications and locations). Subject index. V. 1, A-K; v. 2, L-Z.