Women Entrepreneurs · Social Entrepreneurship

Do Farming Equipment manufacturers test the suitability of their equipments for tropical Africa?

Anne Phillips Founder & CEO Ripples Foundation

August 10th, 2015

Any suggestions for 820 African village women on our 100 hectare (Permaculture) Moringa farm project in West Africa need Farming equipment? http://ripplesfoundation.ngo/women-enterprise.php

Will Dukes Business Development Strategist and Professional Speaker

August 11th, 2015

Specifically for that environment, no.  Though terrain is often more of an important factor to consider more than climate/temperature.  Understanding maintenance in a particular environment is the key, as most equipment is usable through out the world, unless its a special case such as mountains or bogs.

Are you thinking a tractor, or smaller walk-behind equipment?

Anne Phillips Founder & CEO Ripples Foundation

August 11th, 2015

Thanks very much Will,
I'm thinking of multi functional Tractors that can work in both rainforest and Savanah terrains.  We need equipment that will plough, sew seeds, fertilise the land with organic manure
This particular project is located in the rain forest, with a slightly hilly terrain and some marshland.  And the concern is indeed about maintenance and durability. Are you able to suggest suitable brands we can consider?
Best 
Anne