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 Agricultural Mechanization Research Directorate

Objectives:

Supply of improved agricultural mechanization technologies:

Adoption,Modification and development (invention) of appropriate agricultural mechanization technologies and their subsequent promotion for increased agricultural productivity in Oromia

Coordination of the regional level Agricultural Mechanization Research Centers

Area of Focus

Agricultural mechanization research centers are undertaking research on different:

agricultural machineries and implements,

small scale industry

Small scale energy and

Food processing technologies.

Major Teams

There are two research teams

Pre-harvest research team: farm process includes the activities from land preparation to the stage of harvesting and the pre-harvest technologies concerns with all implements that deals with the process of land clearing, primary and secondary tillage, planting and pest and weed control activities.

Harvest and Post harvest Research Team: farm process includes the activities from harvesting to the stage of consumption concerns with all implements that deals with the process of harvesting, threshing, transporting, handling and processing activities.