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

Addisu Tadege Animaw, Jasper Alfred Mutegi Nkanya, John Mogaka Nyakiba and Tamiru Habte Woldemariam

No 259803, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Briefs from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security (FSP)

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Food Security and Poverty; International Development; Productivity Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-02-02
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.259803

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