Sustainable Intensification is one of the key drivers of agricultural transformation involving Smallholder Farmers in emerging economies. Mechanization would be a crucial component in farming that helps improving productivity and profitability in agriculture. It has been estimated by FAO that adoption of appropriate mechanization solutions would enhance the productivity by 20%. Mechanization would also help significantly reducing Post Harvest Loss resulting to increased profitability. It also attracts youth into agriculture.
The major challenges of Smallholder farmers to adopt appropriate mechanization solutions are
The complex combination of these three challenges pose humongous obstacles to the growth of mechanization among Smallholder Farmers in emerging economies in Africa, Asia and Latin America
L3 is an integrated approach to commercially promote sustainable and profitable ‘mechanization solution’ to Smallholder Farmers by blending three definite solutions viz.,
L3 partnered with Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Rockefeller Foundation to bring sustainable mechanization solutions to reduce Post Harvest Loss in Maize value chain in Southern Highlands in Tanzania.
Southern Highlands is one of most impoverished regions of Tanzania where food and nutritional securities of the communities need to improved.
L3 identified three major stakeholders such as individual Farmers, Farmers’ Organizations (SACCO & AMCO) and local Millers.