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  • Title of document: Mechanization of Agriculture: Market Dynamics in China, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand

    Authors/editor: UN-ESCAP CSAM

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    Ministry/Government Agency/Organization: UN-ESCAP CSAM

    Year of publication: 2020

    Geographic focus: Asia

    Main issues/ topics addressed (for example: The Role of Mechanization in Agriculture; Country Market Dynamics; Summary of Findings and Conclusions…)

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    Web address to original document (if any): http://www.un-csam.org/Publication/ReCAMA/RF2020.pdf


    Given multiple challenges, such as a growing population, poverty, and the adverse impacts of climate change that the farming community faces, agriculture mechanization plays a significant role in ensuring food security. The food production value chain comprises of a wide range of stakeholders who play different roles and contribute in numerous ways. This study was conducted to understand the market dynamics of agriculture machinery trade in China, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Such an understanding aims to assist various stakeholders, particularly manufacturers, exporters, importers, distributors, retailers, service providers and end-users, in their trade interactions with each other in different markets as well as exploring new opportunities.