Paving the Way for the Spread of a New Rice Thresher - A Contribution to Improved Rice Quality in Nigeria

ATATC is one technology that is both greatly needed and appreciated by farmers on the basis of its clean output, time saving, increased scale of processing, diversity of uses, durability and affordability. ATATC is still at the introductory stage of adoption in Nigeria. Two main factors appear to constrain its adoption and spread: a political issue associated with the recent change in government; and poor synergy among the three important coordinating agents — Federal Ministry of Agriculture, ADPs and producers. Processors are eagerly waiting for the ATATC.