Increasing agricultural mechanization has long been of interest to many African countries. Constrained by the limited area that can be cultivated through the use of the hand hoe and its association with perceptions of primitiveness and drudgery, agricultural mechanization and large-scale farming have long been a part of the vision of modernizing agriculture in many African countries, including Ghana.In this policy note, we present some insights into private-sector led efforts among tractor owners who combine own use of agricultural machines with hiringout ... The survey reveals that animal traction is mostly used in Upper East and Upper West regions, where few tractors are found. ... Few private dealers sell new tractors.
|Title||:||Can the private sector lead agricultural mechanization in Ghana?|
|Author||:||Houssou, Nazaire, Diao, Xinshen, Kolavalli, Shashi|
|Publisher||:||Intl Food Policy Res Inst - 2014-09-01|