ARCEDEM - design and manufacture in agricultural engineering
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CTA. 1990. ARCEDEM - design and manufacture in agricultural engineering. Spore 29. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The African Regional Centre for Engineering Design and Manufacture (ARCEDEM) came into existence in 1980 in response to the urgent need for Africa to feed its population effectively. Those who established the Centre believed that increases in...
The African Regional Centre for Engineering Design and Manufacture (ARCEDEM) came into existence in 1980 in response to the urgent need for Africa to feed its population effectively. Those who established the Centre believed that increases in agricultural production would demand the continued use of better tools and equipment to till the soil and to process the crop. The Centre is located at Ibadan, Nigeria. The need to rationalize research, planning and implementation programmes for the effective use of agricultural machinery and equipment for intensive agriculture led to the setting up of ARCEDEM. African nations faced difficulties in achieving this objective on their own. ARCEDEM benefits from inter-regional cooperation with and assistance from, developed countries. The Centre was setup in order to design, develop and adapt machinery; to develop prototypes; to manufacture machine sand equipment and to help market them in member states (Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zaire and Zambia). Its mandate was to train engineers in design, manufacture and maintenance; to cooperate with national and international centres; and to offer and promote engineering consultancy services especially for the development of plant and factories. One of its achievements has been to establish a regional technical network through which African countries share information on the development and procurement of machinery. For more information, contact: The Executive Director, ARCEDEM Km 9 Ibadan, Iwo Road, PMB 19 Ul Post Office, Ibadan, NIGERIA