Mechanical Lloyd unveils new agricultural machinery
Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited has unveiled a new range of Massey Ferguson agricultural machinery in the Ghanaian market.
The machinery consists of tractors, rice combines, harrows, plows and trailers to support the government’s efforts to make the country more self-sufficient in agricultural production.
Massey Ferguson is one of five major international brands, including Challenger, Fendt, GSI and Valtra, through which AGCO agricultural solutions are sold.
During the launch of the new machines at Adenta in the Greater Accra region, the Managing Director (MD) of Mechanical Lloyd, Mrs. Kalysta Darko-O’Kell, said that her business had served and would continue to serve hundreds of individual customers and companies across the country and beyond with machines from Massey Ferguson.
She said Mechanical Lloyd entered into an agreement with Massey Ferguson in 1972 to be the sole distributor of its products and services in Ghana.
“I am proud to mention that Mechanical Lloyd is one of the oldest representatives of Massey Ferguson in Africa,” she said.
Ms. Darko-O’Kell noted that agriculture in Ghana employed more than half of the country’s population on formal and informal bases and accounted for nearly half of GDP and export earnings.
She said the country produced a variety of crops in different climatic zones, ranging from dry savannah to humid forest, and which occurred in east-west bands across the country.
The DM said agricultural crops including yams, cereals, cocoa and oil palm formed the backbone of Ghana’s economy.
Deputy Director of the Agricultural Engineering Branch of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Patrick Ohene Aboagye, said Mechanical Lloyd has been in the business of agricultural machinery in the country for more than five decades. and had contributed to different levels of adoption of mechanization in the country.
He said that in recent times, MoFA, recognizing the importance and role of the private sector in its Brazil More Food International program, has partnered with Mechanical Lloyd through AGCO Brazil to provide post support services. -sale.
With such a partnership, he said the government is grateful to the company for its technical support and expressed hope that it will continue to support farmers with excellent services.