Trade and Investment Policies on Mechanisation of Agriculture


Agriculture continues to be the single largest employer in the world, despite us witnessing the transition of many economies from manufacturing to services, a phenomenon even more evident in the Asian context. ‘Zero Hunger’, one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, aims to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”. Sustainable mechanization of agriculture is an important means towards this Goal. Our efforts and abilities to provide farmers access to powered machinery, tools and implements can transform the traditional subsistence model of farming to a more sustainable, market-driven and entrepreneurial form of agriculture, which can be attractive to the present-day generation. Sustainable mechanization in agriculture provides several economic benefits, inter-alia, productivity and production enhancement and soil enrichment.

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