The emphasis is on the adoption of mechanized techniques in farming systems which are already using animal draft. The issues surrounding the introduction of animal draft where only hand cultivation is practiced are discussed in Pingali, Bigot, and Binswanger (1985). Instead of a summary or conclusions, a set of generalizations is presented in the text.
Successful agricultural growth in various developed countries has therefore capitalized on abundant factors of production: land and mechanization in the United States; labor, land improvements, and biological technology in Japan. Continental Europe also emphasized biological technology before shifting the emphasis to mechanical technology.