Mechanization in agriculture and increase in productivity
A critical step into modernizing agriculture is the adoption of mechanization in replacing human labour. Most African farmers are still far behind this stage. In sub-Saharan Africa, over 60% of farm power is still provided by human muscle, mostly from women, the elderly and children. Only 25% of farm power is provided by animals, while less than 20% of mechanization services are provided by engine power.
Making equipment accessible enhances the production and productivity of different crops due to timeliness, precision and improved quality of operations.
Access to quality seeds and increase in productivity
Agricultural productivity is related to a range of factors such as the lack of irrigation, soil health, and the cost of fertilizers. Small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are unable to get full information and access to good seeds.
Helping smallholders farmers access good quality seeds and fertilizers and teaching them how to carefully space seeds and how to apply fertilizer in an optimal way, maximize productivity.