Knowledge Sharing Platform

Welcome to our Conservation Agriculture Page, where we delve into the transformative power of sustainable farming practices. Our focus is on methods that prioritize soil health, promote biodiversity conservation, and uphold environmental sustainability. By emphasizing these principles, we aim to foster a resilient agricultural ecosystem that not only sustains crop yields but also supports long-term environmental health and community well-being. Join us as we explore innovative approaches and impactful initiatives driving positive change in agriculture today.

Resource Partners

Hello Tractor has partnered with FACASI (a CIMMYT-led and ACIAR-funded initiative) to bring you relevant and up to date information on small farm mechanization, conservation agriculture, and smart business models to ensure maximum smallholder impact. This site is your resource guide to all things related to sustainable smallholder mechanization.

Did You Know?

Smarter Mechanization

The two-wheel tractor is the world’s first multipurpose tractor designed for rugged small plots of land. It comes with attachments for land prep, irrigation, harvest, and transport, keeping the machine active throughout the year. With technology and new business models, this machine has the potential to radically change smallholder systems.

Free Agricultural Reports

Learn more about conservation agriculture and how smallholder farmers across the
developing world are mechanizing through innovation. 

Mechanization

Report 1

Spatial targeting of national level investments in farm mechanization: An example for Zimbabwe

Report 2

Harnessing Appropriate-scale Farm Mechanization in Zimbabwe (HAFIZ) Project 1

Report 3

Understanding customer types for appropriate-scale machinery in Zimbabwe Report

Report 4

Harnessing Appropriate-scale Farm Mechanization in Zimbabwe (HAFIZ) Project 2

Report 5

Impacts of appropriate-scale farm mechanization on rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe: A quantile approach program

Report 6

Harnessing Appropriate-scale Farm Mechanization in Zimbabwe (HAFIZ) – First Roundtable Meeting Report

Report 7

Harnessing Appropriate-scale Farm Mechanization in Zimbabwe (HAFIZ) – Second Roundtable Meeting Report

Report 8

Harnessing Appropriate-scale Farm Mechanization in Zimbabwe (HAFIZ) – Third Roundtable Meeting Report

Interviews

Annex 3

Understanding customer types for
appropriate-scale machinery

Annex 5

Need Assessment Results – Product: Mechanized Basin Digger for Pfumvudza

Annex 6

Need Assessment Results – Product: Mechanized Bed Planter

Annex 7

Notes from the expert interviews conducted for Activity 1.1

Annex 8

Proposed threshold and ranking for selected drivers of mechanization for Activity 1.1

Annex 9

Spatial predictions of different pieces of Mechanization equipment in Zimbabwe

Annex 19

Harnessing Appropriate-scale Farm Mechanization in Zimbabwe (HAFIZ) Project

Annex 2

Harnessing Appropriate-scale Farm mechanization In Zimbabwe (HAFIZ) – South Africa

Testing Protocols

Annex 4

Overview of spatial layers for ex-ante targeting in Activity 1.3

Annex 12

Report on Qualitative Drivers and Impacts of Adoption of Appropriate-scale Farm Machinery in Zimbabwe

Annex 13

Perceptions of Business Operators and End-Users, Women, Youth and Other Vulnerable Groups

Annex 14

BASIN DIGGER TESTING PROTOCOL/RESULTS

Annex 20

Harnessing appropriate scale farm mechanization for smallholder farmers in South Africa.

Final Draft

Harnessing Appropriate-scale Farm mechanization In Zimbabwe (HAFIZ) – Final Draft

Final Report

Harnessing Appropriate-scale Farm mechanisation In Zimbabwe (HAFIZ) – Final Report

Final Report Comments

Harnessing Appropriate-scale Farm mechanisation In Zimbabwe (HAFIZ) – Final Report- Eric comments

Read Our Blogs With Latest Agricultural News

Learn more about conservation agriculture and how smallholder farmers across the
developing world are mechanizing through innovation. 

Page 1

Mar 16, 2023

Revolutionizing African Agriculture: The Hello Tractor x Heifer International Partnership

Feb 19, 2023

The Power of Proximity: Unlocking Africa’s Agricultural Potential via Community-Based Technology Hubs

Nov 2, 2023

Go Africa Partners with Hello Tractor to Digitalize the Agricultural Production in Kenya

Dec 9, 2021

Introducing: Inclusive Financing for Tractor Ownership Among African Youth & Women

Nov 16, 2021

Four Tips to Reach More Farmers & Increase Your Yearly Income as a Tractor Owner

Oct 25, 2021

Five Hello Tractor Mobile Application Features That Make a Fleet Owner’s Life Easier

Feb 19, 2023

Launching of Hello Tractor’s Mechanization Hub in Nassarawa State, Nigeria

Jan 13, 2023

Bolstering Food Security in Africa Through Accessible Mechanization: Celebrating PAYG Financing

Feb 25, 2023

Activating Agricultural Ecosystems: The Critical Role of Partnerships in Organizations and Individuals

Aug 27, 2021

Hello Tractor Wins Agtech IoT Platform of the Year at the 2021 Agtech Breakthrough Awards

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Aug 13, 2021

From Booking Agent to Strategic Partner – How Africa Agribusiness Services (AAS) increased their revenues and impact by partnering with Hello Tractor

Jun 1, 2021

Hello Tractor receives Mercy Corps AgriFin ALE 2021 Awards for Farmer Impact & Last Mile Service Delivery

May 20, 2021

Introducing: Hello Tractor Route Optimization Tool – Increase Tractor Profits & Farmer Reach via Planned Routes

Apr 27, 2021

Press Release: Hello Tractor designs an underwriting credit matrix for PAYG business

Aug 25, 2020

Tackling Food Insecurity by Investing in Tractor Financing and Last Mile Digitization

Jul 16, 2020

New Technologies in Agriculture: The Future of Productive Farming and Efficient Contractor Businesses

Jul 28, 2020

Introducing the Hello Tractor Partners Program

Jan 27, 2021

Hello Tractor Interview with BBC – Audio

Oct 15, 2021

Hello Tractor makes Fortune’s 2021 Change the World List

Jun 3, 2024

Hello Tractor turns 10