The level of on-farm mechanization is low for smallholder farmers in Burkina Faso and many exist at a subsistence level. On-farm innovation is a key component in the process of continuous improvement of the farming system. In Burkina Faso, advances in mechanization facilitated by the ASMC have enabled a chain of innovations in methods, techniques, and inputs for tillage, seed placement, plant population, crop rotations and crop varieties, feed processing and storage adapted to local conditions. Our overall goal is to develop appropriate scale mechanization for smallholder farmers.


ASABE Resource Career Edition September/October 2018
e-Resource Magazine Career Issue September/October 2018
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BAE Alumni Dr. Dirk Maier inducted as a 2018 Fellow during the ASABE Conference in Detroit
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BAE Alumni, Dr. Larry Walker was named the Legacy and Leadership Award Recipient at the 2018 BIO World Congress by Biotechnology Innovation Organization
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Dr. Harrigan post video on his work with animal powered farm equipment.


Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:00am
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:00am