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Farm Mechanization and Socioeconomic Changes in Agriculture in a Semiarid Region of Tunisia

  • Alia Gana
  • Raoudha Khaldi

Abstract

The general use of mechanized farm equipment for plowing and harvesting operations is one of the most remarkable developments that Tunisian agriculture, particularly rainfed agriculture, has experienced since independence. While in 1961–62 only 18.2% of the farmers used tractors (SEA n.d.), by 1980 the rate had increased to 56.6% (MA 1981). On small farms under twenty hectares, the rate of tractor use increased from 13.2% in 1961–62 to 52.2% in 1980 and on medium-sized farms from 38.2% to 77.7% (MA 1981).

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Durum Wheat Farm Size Large Farm Household Labor Forage Crop 
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© ICARDA 1990

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  • Alia Gana
  • Raoudha Khaldi

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