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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 2 Mechanization Systems, Part 2.2 Agricultural Mechanization Strategy

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Citation:  CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume III Plant Production Engineering, Chapter 2 Mechanization Systems, Part 2.2 Agricultural Mechanization Strategy, pp. 536-553  .(doi:10.13031/2013.36356)
Authors:   A. G. Rijk
Keywords:   Keywords: 2.2.1. Definitions, 2.2.2. Introduction, 2.2.3. Need for Mechanization and Productivity-Enhancing Technology, 2.2.4. Adoption Process for Mechanization and Labor, Productivity–Enhancing Technology, 2.2.5. Basic Guidelines and Principles for Strategy Formulation, 2.2.6. The AMS Formulation Process, 2.2.7. Some Frequently Raised Issues, 2.2.8. Key Policy Instruments for Formulation of an AMS

First paragraph: Agricultural mechanization embraces the use of tools, implements, and machines for agricultural land development, crop production, harvesting, preparation for storage, storage, and on-farm processing. It includes three main power sources: human, animal, and mechanical. The manufacture, distribution, repair, maintenance, management, and utilization of agricultural tools, implements, and machines is covered under this discipline with regard to how to supply mechanization inputs to the farmer in an efficient and effective manner.

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