TAFE tractors distributed to Ugandan farmers
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TAFE tractors bring prosperity to Uganda

The world’s third largest tractor manufacturer – TAFE, has been a friend to farmers for over five decades. Pioneering farm mechanization and bringing relevant farm solutions to the farmers of the world, TAFE is powering farms in 100 countries. In Africa, TAFE tractors are known for being tough, durable and efficient. Given the soil conditions in Africa, the robust utility tractors from TAFE with optimized relevant technology have proven for their dependability and calibre.

This trust was on display in Uganda, when Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni handed over 40 TAFE tractors to support 600 farmers in the Ankole Region. TAFE tractors have proven their mettle in working with vivid soil conditions and for a wide range of applications to cultivate various geographies around the world. In addition to the 40 tractors, 40 disc ploughs, 9 disc harrows and 9 tipping trailers were also handed out to 40 clusters of farmers to increase production of milk in the cattle corridor districts of Lyantonde, Mitooma, Sheema, Ibanda, Isingiro, Mbarara, Ntungamo, Kiruhuura and Sembabule at the Mbarara Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

Hailing the farmers’ commitment to mechanization of agriculture, President Museveni said the farmers contributed 20 percent of the expense towards the procurement of the tractors and implements. Most of the farmers intend to utilize the TAFE tractors to plant pasture for cattle among other utility.

Built to the taste of the land, a TAFE tractor is synonymous with being tough and high standards of precision build quality; housing the expertise of TAFE acquired over decades of its being.

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TAFE provides exceptional service to customer in Odisha
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TAFE goes the distance with its service

TAFE’s customers are empowered to avail after-sales support and spare-part requirements at their desired location, pan-India notwithstanding any of the remote clusters. Through TAFE’s extensive service network, we extend our expertise towards servicing and maintenance of tractors and equipment, with the aim of providing extended and reliable performance. This is the mark of a company that has for over five decades strived to transform the lives of the farming community, with its products as well as its service.

Here’s one such story that delivers on this promise and more…

Kamal Ekka, a proud owner of an MF 9500 purchased from Jashpur, Odisha recently migrated to Sambalpur, Odisha approximately 260 km away for work. He largely used the Post Hole Digger implement with his MF 9500 tractor. Sometime last month, Kamal faced an issue with his tractor as it was due for service. Unfortunately for him, Sambalpur doesn’t have an authorized TAFE dealer.

Having tried other avenues unsuccessfully to sort out his predicament, Kamal approaches the local TAFE Customer Support representative for help. Without any delay, the very next day, a TAFE mechanic is deputed from Sarapali around 140 km from Sambalpur, to service Kamal’s tractor.

Not only was Kamal Ekka fully satisfied with the service, but so overwhelmed was he with the timely and crucial intervention by TAFE’s representatives that he has promised that his next tractor would most definitely be a Massey Ferguson tractor by TAFE (click image below).

Congratulations to the Customer Support team in Odisha for ‘Cultivating the World’ with their dedication and going the extra mile to delight the customer.

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TAFE’s Farmers’ Day in Gujarat brings the farmers and agricultural experts together

Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) continuing its ceaseless efforts to engage and empower farmers, successfully celebrated its 12th successive ‘Farmers’ Day’. An annual event of India’s second largest tractor manufacturer, the Farmer’s Day was held in Ankleshwar, Gujarat and saw enthusiastic participation from 350 farmers across the state.

TAFE’s ‘Farmers’ Day’ is a platform for farmers to interact with renowned agricultural scientists from leading universities and agri-research institutes. Dr. K Srinivasan – Chief Scientist, Agricultural Research (JFarm – Chennai), welcomed the esteemed gathering and Mr. S Ramakrishnan – TAFE CITO (Chief Information & Technology Officer) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Champion delved into the history and intent behind TAFE Farmers’ Day while also talking about the various CSR initiatives of TAFE. The chief guest Dr. Kantilal Giridharbhai Patel – Principal, College of Agriculture in Bharuch spoke about the significance of such events by discerning corporates and also the need to adopt new techniques and technologies in agriculture.

The speakers at the event also included Dr. Anil Chinchmalatpure – Head, Regional Station, CSSRI, Bharuch; Dr. S R Patel and Dr. J G Patel – College of Agriculture, Bharuch; Dr. P K Gupta – JFarm, Rajasthan and Dr. B G Solanki – Main Cotton Research, Surat. They shared best practices in methods of improvement of salinity problems in black soil, advances in the crop production technology of banana and cotton and production technologies to increase yield of pulses, while also discussing the way forward for agriculture.

At the event, TAFE also distributed free Mango saplings to all the farmers attending the ‘Farmers’ Day’ for planting in their fields and residences. These much sought after saplings are suited for the weather and soil conditions of the region. The event also witnessed field activities organized for the farmers such as hitching and unhitching, trailer reversing, finding the missing components and quizzes that focused on seeking active participation from farmers. A special ceremony was organized where progressive farmers were honoured for their contribution and excellence in agriculture.

TAFE has been consistently organizing Farmers’ day every year since 2005 in different states such as Madurai, Tanjore, Alwarkuruchi, Hosur and Kovilpatti in Tamil Nadu, Doddaballapur in Karnataka, Rudrapur in Uttarakhand, Ongole in Andhra Pradhesh, Jodhpur in Rajasthan and Patna in Bihar. The heartfelt appreciation from the farmers year after year has been the inspiration that has powered TAFE Farmers’ Day consecutively for 12 years.

The people involved in organizing the Farmers’ Day event included people from across TAFE, led by the CSR team. Scientists from TAFE’s JFarm – an adaptive agriculture research centre, also play a significant role in organizing and conducting the Farmer’s Day event.

We congratulate all the organizers for having conducted yet another successful Farmers’ Day!

Click the images below to get a glimpse of the 12th Farmers’ Day in Ankleshwar.