Scagric over the years identified the need to go beyond the typical land preparation to providing end to end Mechnisation services, our services include Land preparation ( Ploughing, Harrowing, Ridging), Planting ( for rice, maize & soybean), Crop care ( boom spraying), Harvesting, Grain Drying, Temp Storage, Transportation / Logistics.
Nigeria's mechanization has remained low at 0.3 hp/ha, relative to 2.6hp/ha in India and 8 hp/ha in China. The number of agricultural tractors is estimated around 22,000, relative to 1 million and 2.5 million in China and India respectively. Low income, limited access to affordable financing and the lack of technical skills have limited the adoption of mechanization across the value chain.
It is esmated that increasing the mechanization rate in Nigeria from 0.3hp/ha to 0.8hp/ha in the next 5 years, can double rice production to 7.2 million tonnes. To achieve this, it is estimated that Nigeria will need to at least triple its current stock of machinery over the same period. In addition to raising production, adequately increasing mechanization has the capacity to raise yields, increase labour productivity, reduce post-harvest losses, increase income generated by farmers and deepen import substitution.