Agrimech has progressed her Director’s accumulated 50 years (plus) experience working at the technology transfer frontline, among smallholder farmers. The company has made unique and exemplary progress in its heart of positively changing the livelihoods of farmers. Agrimech has made observable and impactful strides in two key progress areas:
• Pioneering in Conservation and Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Development and Support.
• Developing a successful Mechanization Business Model (AMSH)
Agricultural Mechanization encompasses production, distribution and utilization of a variety of tools, machinery and equipment for the development of agricultural land, planting, maintaining the crop and livestock, harvest and post-harvest operations (grading and sorting, storage, etc.) and value addition processing (converting crop and livestock outputs to food and feed).
Mechanization moves a nation towards industrialization while strengthening the market for rural economic growth and ultimately improving the livelihoods of farmers.
Hello Tractor (HT). The HT Software Platform and App makes it possible to organize teams of Mechanization Service Providers (MSPS) into dependable and accountable farmers’ partners. The otherwise limited and nomadic providers are allocated work near their work-areas. . .
Since about 1960, Africa lagged behind as the rest of the developing world mechanized its farming. Today, India has 2.25 kW/ha of farm power, compared to 0.2 kW/ha in Africa. As much as Africa holds 60% of the world’s agriculturally productive idle land, it cannot be farmed with only 2 tractors per 1000 ha (2 tractors per 2540 acres) of arable land. This compares poorly with the global average of 16 tractors per 1000 h.
The Kenyan Smallholder Farmer makes some 95% of the farming community and food responsibility. The average age of this farmer is 55-65 years (depending on the value-chain), in a country where some 59% of the population is under 25 years of age and about 93% of the population is under 55. With only a hoe in hand, this farmer is supposed to build-up national food security reserves. All this, in a country that requires 70% more food within the next 20 years. Kenya has 1 million more mouths to feed each year. TO add to the problem, farmers are now facing the adversities of climate change, locusts and COVID-19!