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A NEW APPROACH

The Farm in a Box (FIAB) is a totally-new approach to ensuring small-scale farmers get access to the machinery they need to transform their operations. In essence, it is highly-localised farm support centre which delivers mechanization services to rural communities. 

ABOUT

FARM IN A BOX

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LOOKING

INSIDE THE BOX

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BENEFITS

A WIN-WIN FOR ALL

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, humans provide 65% of the power required for land preparation. Capacity-building and the mechanization of agriculture is a priority.

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FARM IN A BOX OUT OF THE BOX THINKING

AGCO has embedded into the farming culture of Africa and the company’s brands and products are trusted and respected.

Africa’s role is pivotal to feeding the world’s growing population and repairing the problem of global food security. Approximately 60% of the world’s supply of uncultivated arable land is in Africa. Human muscle remains the most important power source for smallholder farmers.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, humans provide 65% of the power required for land preparation. Capacity-building and the mechanization of agriculture is a priority.

AGCO is making major investments in infrastructure and people in Africa and creating key partnerships to help drive agricultural development forward across the full spectrum of farming. The company’s approach to ‘serve Africa from Africa’ is central to its strategy to accelerate and deepen agricultural growth on the continent.

ABOUT FARM IN A BOX

ALL THE ESSENTIALS TO BRING POWER TO THE LAND

Agricultural mechanization is key to unlocking the enormous potential of small-scale farming in Africa.

There is an urgent need to empower this group to ensure food security. Tailored, inclusive, and integrated approaches to agricultural mechanization can be game-changers in increasing the welfare of farm households and creating positive dynamics and opportunities for economic growth in rural areas.

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The Farm in a Box (FIAB) is a totally new approach to ensure small-scale farmers get access to the machinery they need to transform their operations. In essence, it is highly-localised farm support centre which delivers mechanization services to rural communities.

Research shows that demand for machinery is high in these remote areas but barriers such as affordability, availability, maintenance/ repair services and inadequate farmer skills and training are hindering the uptake of mechanization.

LOOKING INSIDE THE BOX

Farm in a Box offers a tractor and implements required to carry out the fundamental land preparation, planting and crop transport plus parts and workshop tools for service and maintenance. Supporting these are a training program for franchise owners covering the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment as well as agronomy and franchise management. Importantly, Farm in a Box takes maximum advantage of the latest telemetry and mobile technology to enable remote monitoring of the equipment and the use of mobile apps.

This high level of monitoring, support and guidance really set the concept apart.

To ensure continued support and contact, an AGCO Operations Center oversees the network, offering expertise and guidance, and managing the monitoring and reporting capabilities of the tractors.

WHAT’S INCLUDED? EQUIPMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES

AGCO works closely with strategic partners in Africa, and their products and services can also be part of the package as additional options.

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TRACTOR

45-82hp tractor with
2- or 4-wheel drive

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MATCHED IMPLEMENTS

Matched implements - according to requirements but typically including a ripper, disc harrow, trailer and planter

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SERVICE PARTS

Service parts to cover up to
3000 engine hours or three years

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MATCHED IMPLEMENTS

Workshop bench and tools, air
compressor and generator

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STOCKING LIST

Recommended parts
stocking list

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OPERATIONS CENTER

Administration office linked to the
nearest AGCO Distributor and the
AGCO Operations Center

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TRAINING

Training programes for
mechanization, agronomy, franchise management

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TRACKING

Telemetry tracking and
monitoring of tractors from the
AGCO Operations Center

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APP SUPPORT

Smart-phone App for mechanization
and agronomy support

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FURTHER OPTIONS

Additional options from AGCO’s strategic
partners including irrigation equipment,
seeds, fertilizers, greenhouses etc

BENEFITS A WIN-WIN FOR ALL

Farm in a Box is a win-win
for all participants.

ACCESS

Small-scale farmers gain access to mechanization services to increase efficiency, productivity and crop yields

EMPLOYMENT

Franchisees expand their businesses and provide new employment opportunities in the locality

MECHANIZATION

Overcome barriers to mechanization in rural areas such as affordability and availability of farm machinery, lack of parts and service back-up and skills

COMMUNITIES

Local communities beneft from improved economies as a result of the enrichment of the agricultural value chain

INCREASED SALES

AGCO increases sales of its products and services and further develops its footprint in Africa

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