National policies to support the modernization of farm machinery in CIS countries
Directions in Investment series - N. 4 - 2010
This report was prepared under the FAO/World Bank Cooperative Programme in the context of the "Agricultural Mechanization: the Next Challenge for Agriculture in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" project. It examines the policies that currently support the improvement of farm mechanization, i.e. investments in farm machinery and equipment, in selected Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. It also elaborates on how these policies contribute to improving the livelihoods of local farmers.
This study sampled three major agricultural countries - Kazakhstan, the
Russian Federation and Ukraine - that have used very similar mechanisms
to support the modernization of farm mechanization but had very different conditions when the new policies were first introduced.