MECHANIZATION AND AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION IN ASIA AND AFRICA: SHARING DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES
The National School of Development at Peking University and International Food Policy Research Institute are jointly organizing a one-day workshop and one-day field visit on agricultural mechanization in Asia and Africa. Agricultural mechanization has recently become an emerging issue for Africa, while in many Asian countries the mechanization process started much earlier and it has accelerated since the late 1980s. The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate south-south knowledge exchange among national researchers, policymakers and private sector participants for lessons and experiences of mechanization and agricultural transformation in Asian and African countries. A particular focus will be on the role of the private sector in supporting sustainable agricultural mechanization development for countries in which small-scale farmers dominate.