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Title Mechanization for rural development : a review of patterns and progress from around the world / editors, Josef Kienzle, John E. Ashburner, Brian G. Sims.
Imprint Rome : Plant Production and Protection Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013.

Series Integrated crop management ; v. 20-2013
Integrated crop management ; v. 20.
Subject Farm mechanization.
Agricultural machinery.
Farm equipment.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Kienzle, Josef.
Ashburner, John E.
Sims, B. G.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Plant Production and Protection Division.
Description 1 online resource (368 pages) : color illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "This publication gives a wide-ranging perspective on the present state of mechanization in the developing world, and, as such, constitutes a solid platform on which to build strategies for a sustainable future. Farm mechanization forms an integral plank in the implementation of sustainable crop production intensification methodologies and sustainable intensification necessarily means that the protection of natural resources and the production of ecosystem services go hand-in-hand with intensified production practices. This requires specific mechanization measures to allow crops to be established with minimum soil disturbance, to allow the soil to be protected under organic cover for as long as possible, and to establish crop rotations and associations to feed the soil and to exploit crop nutrients from various soil horizons. This work is the starting point to help the reader understand the complexities and requirements of the task ahead."--Publisher's description.
Contents ""FOREWORD""; ""ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS""; ""CONTENTS""; ""LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES""; ""ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS""; ""SUMMARY""; ""CHAPTER 1 Investing in agricultural mechanization for development in East Africa""; ""CHAPTER 2 Agricultural mechanization in Southern African countries""; ""CHAPTER 3 Agricultural mechanization in West and Central Africa""; ""CHAPTER 4 Rural and agricultural mechanization in Bangladesh and Nepal: Status, processes and outcomes""; ""CHAPTER 5 Agricultural mechanization in India""
""CHAPTER 6 China: Development of farm mechanization and the agricultural machinery industry""""CHAPTER 7 The Near East Region""; ""CHAPTER 8 The development of farm mechanization in Brazil""; ""CHAPTER 9 Agricultural mechanization in countries in transition in Eastern Europe and Central Asia""; ""CHAPTER 10 Agricultural mechanization and the environment""; ""CHAPTER 11 Agricultural mechanization strategies""; ""CHAPTER 12 Agricultural mechanization in development: A donorĂ¢â‚¬?s view""; ""CHAPTER 13 Off-farm use of agricultural machinery""
""CHAPTER 14 Agricultural machinery manufacturing and supply""""CHAPTER 15 Investing in Information dissemination and exchange""; ""CHAPTER 16 Information Exchange and Networking: the RNAM Experience""
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789251076064 (electronic bk.)
9251076065 (electronic bk.)
9789251076057
9251076057
OCLC # 868923657
Additional Format Print version: Mechanization for rural development : a review of patterns and progress from around the world. Rome : Plant Production and Protection Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013. xxvii, 336 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm. Integrated crop management ; v. 20-2013 9789251076057 (OCoLC)855539266