CAPSA’s fact sheet No. 21/2017 on Promoting Custom Hiring of Agricultural Machines for Climate Resilient Agriculture in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

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15 Mar 2017

CAPSA’s fact sheet No. 21/2017 on Promoting Custom Hiring of Agricultural Machines for Climate Resilient Agriculture in Myanmar’s Dry Zone highlights some key points as follow:

  • Custom hiring is a useful approach to address labour scarcity, extreme and harsh climatic events, shorter time windows for completing critical agricultural activities, and the lack of financial resources and necessary technical skills to purchase and operate required machinery. Greater information dissemination and enhanced awareness among stakeholders can increase the popularity and adoption of custom hiring.
  • Greater information dissemination and enhanced awareness among stakeholders can increase the popularity and adoption of custom hiring.
  • Appropriate training for personnel involved in machine operation, and repair and maintenance services, is required.
  • Increase investment in rural infrastructure including roads, rural electrification, rural microfinance, and banking, can provide an impetus for custom hiring of agricultural machinery in the Dry Zone.

 

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