Agricultural Mechanization and South-South Knowledge Exchange: What can Ethiopian and Kenyan policymakers learn from Bangladesh’s experience?

Bangladesh recently has experienced fast growth in agricultural mechanization, with the share of area cultivated by tractors and power tillers increasing from 30 percent in the mid-1990s to 95 percent in 2015, with power tillers being used on three-quarters of the mechanically cultivated area. Moreover, agricultural machinery is not only used on large farms in Bangladesh, but has spread among smallholder farmers that own an average of 0.5 hectares (ha) of cropland. This rapid growth in agricultural mechanization has primarily relied on imported machines rather than domestic manufacture.


Issue Date:
Feb 02 2016
Publication Type:
Report
Language:
English
Total Pages:
6
Series Statement:
FSP Policy Research Brief 11




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