Mechanized Agriculture

Manual harvesting and threshing of rice and wheat is a time consuming and labor intensive process. This is considered a major pain point in Bangladeshi agriculture, and a barrier to increased crop productivity, which is essential to scarce land country such as Bangladesh.

The first step in manual harvesting is to cut the crop with a scythe. This is heavy duty back bending labor.
The first step in manual harvesting is to cut the crop with a scythe. This is heavy duty back bending labor.

The cut crops have then to be tied into bunches, for consolidation and transport. Again a labor intensive process.
The cut crops have then to be tied into bunches, for consolidation and transport. Again a labor intensive process.

The cut grain stalks are fed into a standalone threshing machine to separate the grain from the stalk. In many cases the threshing is also done manually by beating the grain stalks against a board. The grain has to be cleaned manually and then placed into bags. These processes are time consuming and labor intensive.
The cut grain stalks are fed into a standalone threshing machine to separate the grain from the stalk. In many cases the threshing is also done manually by beating the grain stalks against a board. The grain has to be cleaned manually and then placed into bags. These processes are time consuming and labor intensive.