How can agricultural machinery and equipment be procured collectively? How can you organise that this equipment can be operated professionally by all and even maintained on site? And how can fair loans be organised at the cost-intensive beginning of the season so that farmers can pay for seed and equipment rental fees? These are just a few of the issues that the Gesamtverband der Maschinenringe e.V. is working on with Senegalese farmers. The PartnerAfrica project in Senegal, which is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by sequa, aims to make Senegalese farmers more self-sufficient, to increase their yields and thus to counter the food shortage that threatens Senegal as a result of the war in Ukraine.
The report in ARD's Weltspiegel shows that the experience gained by the machinery rings in Germany over the years has been very well received in Senegal.The report can be seen under the following link in the media center of ARD (starting at minute 6:32):