The Development of Agricultural Mechanization in Jordan
Taha A. Al-Issa

The agricultural sector in Jordan plays an important role in the development of the country. Machinery is one of the major production inputs in agriculture. This study discuses the development and use of agricultural mechanization, the types and numbers of different farm machines used in the country, farm machinery manufacturing, and the major constrains to agricultural mechanization in Jordan. The mechanization of agricultural activities is limited to tillage and other operations. The results of the study showed that agricultural mechanization is increasing in Jordan, whether it is through ownership or through services. There was an increase in the number of tractors, sprayers, seed drills and other machines and equipment. The study showed that local manufacturing of farm machinery is limited to the assembly of imported components and mold implements. The lack of research and extension services in farm machinery, the presence of a wide range of types of farm machines, low yield and the high cost of farm machines are major constraints to the adoption of more agricultural mechanization in Jordan.

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