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19 January

“Now we can Breathe” – Designing Mechanization to Benefit Women Smallholder Farmers by Maria Jones and Timothy Harrigan     The access and use of agricultural mechanization can play a critical role in increasing farm productivity while reducing the time, labor and drudgery of agricultural production. However, agricultural mechanization (like most technologies) is not always easily […]

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19 August

Smart tools for African Farmers by Backsaver   A recent report, ‘Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization’ commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, claims that in Sub-Saharan Africa, 70% of the land is still cultivated by hand. Smart tools for African Farmers by Backsaver have made been made available in various markets.   […]

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20 September

Backsaver: Innovative Small-Scale Hand Planter popular throughout Africa   South Africa’s Michris Janse van Rensburg has enjoyed considerable success with his Backsaver hand planter. He has also now launched a revolutionary new fertiliser applicator (see box below) and the Backsaver Combi – a manually-propelled combination seed and fertiliser planter. The products have proved to be […]

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