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    PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF MECHANISATION

    Farm mechanisation is the application of engineering principles and technology in agricultural production, storage and processing on the farm. Farm mechanisation is applicable to land preparation, planting, fertilizer application, weeding and crop harvesting, rearing, caring and feeding of animals as well as processing and storage of farm produce, using appropriate farm machinery.   PROBLEMS OF AGRICULTURAL MECHANISATION Land tenure system: The type of land tenure system (communual) does not allow for large farm holdings suitable for mechanisation. Scattered farm holdings: Scattered farm holdings are also not conducive or economical for mechanisation, especially in West Africa. Poverty of farmers: Most farmers, especially in West Africa are very poor and cannot afford…

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