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WHAT IS AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION?

Written By AGRICULTURAL GIST on Friday, 27 May 2016 | Friday, May 27, 2016

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Agricultural mechanization is  the process of assisting human systems with mechanical systems in carrying agricultural operations. It is also defined as the process of using tools, implements and machines aimed at improving efficiency and adding values in agriculture.
It is broadly defined as the process of development and introduction of mechanical assistance of all forms, at any level of sophistication in production, processing and distribution, in order to reduce  human drudgery, improve timeliness and efficiency of various farm operations, bring more land under cultivation, preserve the quality of agricultural products provide better rural living conditions and advance the economic growth of the rural sector.


Agricultural mechanization involves two sections namely;
1) The power source often referred to as the prime mover and;
2) The equipment (tool or implements)which does the actual operation


OBJECTIVES OF AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION
  1. Increase the quality of products produced.
  2. Increase economic returns to the farmer.
  3. Improve timeliness and precision of operation.
  4. Reduce losses and improve quality of food products.
  5. Improve working environment.
  6. Reduce drudgery in farm operation.
  7. Increase dignity of the farmer.
  8. Ensure regular supply of raw material to industries.
  9. Create gainful employment. 

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