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Tax policy reform set to increase mechanisation in Ethiopia

The uptake of machinery in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector has historically been low, with fewer than 1% of farming units being cultivated with a tractor.

However, the International Food Policy Research Institute has reported an increase in imports of combine harvesters and tractors into Ethiopia as farmers try to counter the increasing costs of agricultural labour and animal traction.

Despite indications of a growing desire

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