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General Mechanization Basics

DESCRIPTION

This course gives participants an understanding of mechanization system, the knowledge to define what makes a good mechanization system for their locality and the effect of mechanization on the agro-eco system and the rice value chain.

OBJECTIVES
  • Understand the theory and practice of mechanization systems.
  • Identify mechanized system solutions and risks that may fit the local environment
KEY MODULES
  • What is mechanization (System, not just equipment)
  • Drivers for mechanization (Climate change, Labor shortages, Productivity opportunities, Ageing agricultural workforce, Enabling environment)
  • Barriers to mechanization and solutions to barriers (finance, policy, after sales service, agronomy)
  • Technical options to mechanization
  • Impact of mechanization
  • Economics of mechanization and business models
  • Approaches and successful mechanization strategies
  • Field experience of selected equipment
TARGET AUDIENCE
  • NARES
  • Private Sector agri-business employees (large and small)
  • Intermediaries (public, private, researchers, extension agents, suppliers)
  • Policy makers
  • End users
  • Contractors
CONTACT INFORMATION

Ms. Achu Arboleda
IRRI Education
E-mail: m.s.arboleda@irri.org

International Rice Research Institute
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
Fax: (63- 2) 891-1292; 580 5699
Phone: (63- 2) 845-0563; 580 5600 ext 2538
Email: education@irri.org
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