Cost Effective Agricultural Machinery

Cost Effective Agricultural Machinery

This book is a detailed account of development of self propelled multi crop seed drill (SMSD) for small famers of Pakistan which is low cost, viable, efficient, and multi operational to minimize input and maximize farm profit.

Author: TAHIR IQBAL

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3659373435

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Page: 112

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Development in agricultural mechanization can increase the crop production by decreasing the cost of production. The adoption of farm mechanization in Pakistan is very slow due to small land holdings and higher prices of farm machinery. According to a study, 79% farmers of Pakistan have less than 5 ha of land, implying that the owner's purchasing power doesn't allow him to use advance machinery which no doubt helps to improve the yields gigantically. This book is a detailed account of development of self propelled multi crop seed drill (SMSD) for small famers of Pakistan which is low cost, viable, efficient, and multi operational to minimize input and maximize farm profit. The sowing cost using SMSD is 208 PKRS per hectare while tractor mounted seed drill cost is about 791 PKRS per hectare. Furthermore, this machine is little step towards the cost reduction of basic agricultural machinery.
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Advances in Agricultural Machinery and Technologies

Advances in Agricultural Machinery and Technologies

This type of modeling is prominently found in the biofuel production analysis to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a product (Nagarajan et al., 2013). Some researchers are applying this modeling technique for precision agricultural ...

Author: Guangnan Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351132381

Category: Science

Page: 472

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The agricultural industry is dealing with enormous challenges across the globe, including the limited availability of arable lands and fresh water, as well as the effect of climate change. Machinery plays a crucial role in agriculture and farming systems, in order to feed the world’s growing population. In the last decade, we have witnessed major advances in agricultural machinery and technologies, particularly as manufacturers and researchers develop and apply various novel ways of automation as well as the data and information gathering and analyzing capabilities of their machinery. This book presents the state-of-the-art information on the important innovations in the agricultural and horticultural industry. It reviews and presents different novel technologies and implementation of these technologies to optimize farming processes and food production. There are four sections, each addressing a specific area of development. Section I discusses the recent development of farm machinery and technology. Section II focuses on water and irrigation engineering. Section III covers harvesting and post-harvest technology. Section IV describes computer modelling and simulation. Each section highlights current industry trends and latest research progress. This book is ideal for those working in or are associated with the fields of agriculture, agri-food chain and technology development and promotion.
Categories: Science

Recycle Based Organic Agriculture in a City

Recycle Based Organic Agriculture in a City

Such ideas, technologies, and systems need to be considered by industries to produce organic food cost-effectively in greenhouse. The knowledge that combines agricultural production and engineering practice is of great importance to ...

Author: Seishu Tojo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813298729

Category: Science

Page: 240

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This book highlights the significance of urban agricultural production, the technologies and methods for supplying organic materials to the farmland, recovering plant nutrients and energy in cities, and systems for sustaining farmlands in order to produce agricultural crops and supply safe food to citizens. Focusing on the effective recycling of biomass waste generated in cities for use in organic farming, it discusses alternatives to traditional composting, such as carbonizing organic waste, which not only produces recyclable materials but also converts organic waste into energy. Recycling discarded organic matter appropriately and reusing it as both material and energy is the basis of new urban organic farming, and represents a major challenge for the next generation of urban agriculture. As such, the book presents advanced research findings to facilitate the implementation of safe, organic agricultural production with only a small environmental load.
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Replacement Parts for Agricultural Machinery

Replacement Parts for Agricultural Machinery

The total investment in parts , equipment and tools ( but excluding buildings ) for a repair workshop of this capacity exceeds $ 150,000 at 1980 prices . V. The Role of Government 23 . A reliable and cost - effective machinery parts ...

Author: FAO Panel of Experts on Agricultural Mechanization

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251010455

Category: Agricultural machinery

Page: 30

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Categories: Agricultural machinery

Sustainable Organic Agriculture for Developing Agribusiness Sector

Sustainable Organic Agriculture for Developing Agribusiness Sector

Besides, it is desirable to use small scale and cost-effective agricultural machinery in stages, facilitating organic agricultural mechanization and increasing the total production of organic productivity. Author Contributions: M.W.A. ...

Author: Nikola Puvača

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783036512198

Category: Science

Page: 330

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Developing sustainable organic agriculture and resilient agribusiness sector is fundamental, keeping in mind the value of the opportunity presented by the growing demand for healthy and safe food globally, with the expectation for the global population to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, and 11 billion by 2100. Lately, the main threats in Europe, and worldwide, are the increasingly dynamic climate change and economic factors related to currency fluctuations. While the current environmental policy provides several mechanisms to support agribusinesses in mitigating organic food for daily increasing human population and stability of the currency, it does not contemplate the relative readiness of individuals and businesses to act correctly. Organic farming is the practice that relies more on using sustainable methods to cultivate crops and produce food animals, avoiding chemicals and dietary synthetic drug inputs that do not belong to the natural ecosystem. Organic agriculture can also contribute to meaningful socioeconomic, ecologically sustainable development, and significantly in the development of the agribusiness sector, especially in developing countries.
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Recent Advances in Operations Management Applications

Recent Advances in Operations Management Applications

patterns, the usage of large crop yields, sound planting practices etc. involve field mechanization at manageable prices. Effective, cost-efficient and efficient agricultural machinery has also been built and individually made available ...

Author: Anish Sachdeva

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811670596

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

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This book presents the select proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial and Manufacturing Systems (CIMS 2020). It presents the current scenarios and future advancements in the domain of industrial engineering under context of optimum value. Various topics covered include optimisation and its applicability in the various areas of industrial engineering like selection of designing parameters and, decisions related to conditions of optimum process/operation parameters, facilities planning and management, transportation and supply chain management, quality engineering, reliability and maintenance, system optimization, product design and development, human factors and ergonomics, project management, service system and service management, waste management, sustainable manufacturing and operations, systems design, lean manufacturing, and performance measurement. This book will be useful for the students, researchers and professionals working in the area of industrial and production engineering.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Multifarm Use of Agricultural Machinery

Multifarm Use of Agricultural Machinery

After 1,000 hours ' use there is still a reduction in cost but it is far less marked . It is most important therefore to try to ensure that tractors are used for at least 1,000 hours annually . Effective use of operators .

Author: Henning Lönnemark

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251004579

Category: Farm mechanization, Cooperative

Page: 113

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Categories: Farm mechanization, Cooperative

Mechanized Transforming Africa s agriculture value chains

Mechanized  Transforming Africa   s agriculture value chains

Agricultural mechanization will be augmented by emerging technologies, such as drone technologies, robotics, ... GPS-guided tractors and planters accurately position and automate farm machinery, although cost-effective technologies ...

Author: Malabo Montpellier Panel

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

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Category: Political Science

Page: 55

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The current report—Mechanized: Transforming Africa’s Agriculture Value Chains—summarizes the findings of a systematic analysis of what countries at the forefront of progress in mechanization have done right. It analyzes which policy decisions were taken and which interventions were implemented to substantially increase the uptake of mechanization. The report takes a broad perspective on mechanization, including technologies along the entire value chain and how they relate to agricultural development and job creation. The report shows what can be done to sustainably mechanize agriculture to increase production and enhance value addition across value chain segments. The set of policies and practices that are identified, if brought to scale, could have significant impact on agricultural transformation in Africa. The report provides a roadmap for African governments to take concerted action to deliver on the growth and transformation targets set out by the Malabo Declaration and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Categories: Political Science

Small Farm Equipment for Developing Countries

Small Farm Equipment for Developing Countries

The distributor quickly learns which machines can be sufficiently cost effective in the hands of farmer-owner-operators to allow credit contracts to be viable and completed without undue delay. In addition, the distributor learns which ...

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Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.

ISBN: 9789711041571

Category: Agricultural machinery

Page: 629

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The role of small farm equipment; Land preparation; Irrigation; Seeding and planting; Plant protection and soil fertility; Harvesting; Threshing; Grain drying; Improving research and development, manufacturing, marketing, extension and use of small farm equipment.
Categories: Agricultural machinery