Olayanju, T.M.A. (2016) MAN, MATERIAL AND MACHINE:THE TRICYCLE FOR AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION. In: FUNAAB INAUGURAL LECTURE SERIES. Professor Tajudeen Muraina Adeniyi OLÁYANJÚ, 51 . Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, pp. 1-156.

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Preamble: "If, I dig with my hands, the crust of the earth, my hands will blister and bleed. If between my hands and the soil, I interpose a spade, then out of the labour of my body, the crust is broken and my hands remain whole". Moreover, "Let a machine be interposed between the man and the spade; the machine labours, the spade cuts, the field is tilled and the man is spared to turn his attention to other tasks, to higher levels of human en deavour". Surely, this is one of the most effective ways to "restore the dignity of man" (Odigboh 1985). Mr. Vice-Chancellor, Sir, I am highly honoured, humbled and count it a rare privilege to stand before this great audience to deliver the 51st Inaugural Lecture of this University, the Fourth in the College of Engineering and the Second in the Department of Agricultural Engineering. The dictionary meaning of inaugural is “concerning inauguration”, the verb of which is “to inaugurate” which in turn means to introduce (someone important) into a new place or job by holding a special ceremony, to start (a public affair) with a ceremony; or to be the beginning of something (especially an important period of time). An Inaugural Lecture is an essential feature of an academic institution. It is an opportunity for a new Professor to showcase his or her claim to scholarship. It is an occasion of significance in an academic career as it provides a forum to inform colleagues, the academic community and the general public of his/her work to-date including current research and future plans. This Inaugural Lecture series makes an important contribution on the role of the University within the wider community as a forum for public enlightment. I am giving this lecture; three years, four months and seventeen days after attaining the rank of Professor of Agricultural Mechanization of this great institution. Therefore, I am excited to deliver the lecture. The focus of my research for the past two decades is on the development of agricultural machines that bring convenience to farmers and crop processors. Mr. Vice-Chancellor, Sir, distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, permit me therefore, to address you on the topic “Man, Material and Machine: The Tricycle For Agricultural Mechanization”

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Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 14:30
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