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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperationen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T09:13:56Zen_US
dc.date.available2014-10-16T09:13:56Zen_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.citationCTA. 1998. THE BLACKSMITH AND THE FARMER. Spore 75. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1011-0054en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/48080en_US
dc.descriptionThe development of small metal-working enterprises has become an important basis for agricultural mechanisation. Centered on the village blacksmith, they have shown great success in the cotton areas of southern Mali, in Borgou in Benin, and in regions such as Chari-Baguirmi in Chad and Yatenga in Burkina Faso. Farmers have used credit derived from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to purchase ploughs, carts, and small tillage equipment from local enterprises. However, the competitive prices of these products have been threatened by imported equipment, sometimes favoured by donor-funded projects. According to local specialists, international agencies should consider the impact on the local economy of favouring local manufacture when it is competitive: what they call 'inter-sectoral synergies' between the blacksmiths and the farmers are often key elements in mechanisation strategies. United they stand, divided they fall.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe development of small metal-working enterprises has become an important basis for agricultural mechanisation. Centered on the village blacksmith, they have shown great success in the cotton areas of southern Mali, in Borgou in Benin, and in...en_US
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dc.publisherCTAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpore;75en_US
dc.sourceSporeen_US
dc.titleTHE BLACKSMITH AND THE FARMERen_US
dc.typeNews Itemen_US
cg.subject.ctaCROPSen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperationen_US
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Publisheden_US
cg.identifier.urlhttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/99615en_US
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlandsen_US


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