“Africa’s agricultural revolution needs suitable mechanisation solutions for all farmers, from land preparation and harvesting right through to grain storage and protein production in order to increase their productivity and profitability,” said Rob Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Africa and Middle East. For AGCO, ‘sustainable’ means designing products appropriate for African conditions; building straightforward, modern and dependable products in Africa by developing our local assembly and manufacturing footprint and training farmers and dealers through the AGCO Future Farm, together with first-class parts, service and field support through AGCOs extensive distributor network.”
“Africa’s agricultural revolution needs to accelerate to increase local food security and feed a rapidly growing world population,” said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGCO Corporation. “AGCO has grown its local presence by providing African farmers and African agribusinesses with comprehensive agricultural solutions. Our investments in African agriculture will help to ensure a sustainable food supply and lead to economic growth.”There are some 60 million farming entities in Africa. Of these, 77% are subsistence farmers farming by hand, 19% are ‘small-holder’ or ‘emerging farmers’ using a small amount of mechanisation and the remainder (around 4%) are mid-sized or large-scale commercial farmers.
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