FAO is a global knowledge broker for the agri-food industry, including technologies for production and processing. In particular, the Agro-Industries Programme of FAO is increasingly tending to focus on appropriate input supply, innovation and value chain development. Improvements in these areas have the potential to sustain and improve livelihoods and well-being at whatever scale and in whatever region of the world. Within the World Congress on qAgricultural Engineering for a Better Worldq, as a preparation for the challenges of the twenty-first century, FAO conducted two workshops. The first targeted the subject of qchallenges for agricultural mechanization in sub-Saharan Africaq, and the second focused on qusing technology to add value and increase qualityq. This report contains the results of the Congress, and encourages both readers and decision-makers to consider the important role of engineering technologies for development and, indeed, for a better world. (Also available in French and Spanish)FAO is a global knowledge broker for the agri-food industry, including technologies for production and processing.
|Title||:||Addressing the Challenges Facing Agricultural Mechanization Input Supply and Farm Product Processing|
|Author||:||Brian G. Sims|
|Publisher||:||Food & Agriculture Org. - 2007|