In a recent article shared by Reuters, the world learned of a new tractor-hailing technology initiative by Deere & Co. and Hello Tractor to help farmers prosper and increase food production in Africa, one of the poorest and least mechanized agricultural sectors in the world. In the accompanying video, a Weasler Engineering drive shaft connects the Agco baler to the Deere tractor. Read the story, watch the video, and learn more about this technology that allows farmers to summon their machines with the simple touch of a button here.
As noted in the Reuters article, a majority of African cropland is still cultivated by hand and yields are just half of the global average. Yet by 2050, the continent is expected to double in population reaching 2.4 billion people.