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Operation and maintenance of agricultural equipment for hire service businesses










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    This training of trainers (ToT) manual aims to provide insights into the operation, maintenance and basic repair of farm machinery. It provides an overview of the main concepts of equipment that can facilitate sustainable agriculture practices, with examples and guidelines on the topic. Its objective is to provide extension officers, technicians, mechanics, and youth with the necessary information and skills to become trainers and deliver technical capacity sessions on this topic. There is a mix of theory and practice in this training. Participants must have the time to individually perform the different tasks described in the modules with close supervision. The training manual comprises four modules: ▪ Module 1 covers different tractors as a power source and power take-off operations. ▪ Module 2 focuses on the implements and equipment attached to tractors for field operations. ▪ Module 3 is about harvest, post-harvest and storage technologies. ▪ Module 4 covers general aspects and tips for maintenance, spare parts and replacements.
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    Managing a hire service as a business 2021
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    This fact sheet describes the course that analyses the areas of diagnosis, planning, organization, leadership and control needed to manage a mechanization hire service business in an environmentally friendly way. The course covers the concepts of entrepreneurship and management, as well as organization, operations, and the correct financial management of the mechanization hire service business.
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    Small-scale agricultural mechanization hire services as a business enterprise 2021
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    This fact sheet describes the course that aims to present the provision of farm mechanization services as a viable business opportunity, in an environmentally sensitive responsible way. It introduces the benefits of mechanization for smallholder farmers, the role of hire services in farm mechanization and the characteristics of a hire service business, in the context of sustainable crop production and with a focus on Conservation Agriculture (CA).

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