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October 1st, 2016 / reliefweb.int

“There is no doubt that the application of farm power to appropriate tools, implements and machines is an essential agricultural input in sub-Saharan Africa with the potential to transform the lives and economies of millions of rural families,” says FAO Assistant Director-General Ren Wang, head of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department.

“Agricultural mechanization in its broadest sense can contribute significantly to the sustainable development of food systems globally, as it has the potential to render post-harvest, processing and marketing activities and functions more efficient, effective and environmentally friendly,” he added. See more