Animal Traction in Nigeria

Resources available on animal traction in Nigeria
The following ATNESA and ROATA documents relating to animal traction in Nigeria can be viewed and/or downloaded in pdf format: Some of these documents derive from ATNESA workshops or the workshops of the West Africa Animal Traction Network. Some have been prepared by animal traction specialists for other collaborating organisations or networks. 
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Economic implications of animal power at the small-scale level in the savannah zone of northern Nigeria: 
a linear programming simulation of farmer circumstances 
        by D O A Phillips, G O I Abalu and S A Ingawa  
Utilization and management for work oxen in a Guinea-savannah environment in Nigeria; initial survey results
        by E O Otchere, H U Ahmed, S A S Olorunju and M S Kallah
Improving profitability of weeding technology in maize and sorghum production in Northern Nigeria
        by J O Olukosi  and A O Ogungbile
Animal traction in Nigeria: impact, constraints, and current initiatives
        by S Bako and S Ingawa    
Animal traction technology in northern Nigeria: a survey of constraints and a model of prospects
        by D O A Phillip, G O I Abalu, A A Aganga and A O Aduku   
Animal power for agricultural production in Nigeria
        by E S Gwani   
A note on the draft animals used in northern Nigeria
        by A L Katsina   
Observations on animal power utilization in the farming systems of northern Nigeria
        by J O Gefu, H U Ahmed, E O Otchere and S A S Olorunju    
Use of animal-drawn implements & equipment by small scale farmers in Bauchi State, Nigeria
        by I Jalo and A D Kwatra     
Camels and donkeys as pack and transport animals in semi-arid Northern Nigeria: herd composition, management and utilisation
        by W A, Hassan and B A Ibitoye 

Socio-economic issues in animal traction research and development in Nigeria
        by D O A Phillip and O A Ogunblle   
Appropriate animal traction technology for rural women in Nigeria
        by I O Oguejiofo   
Promoting the adoption of animal traction technology in Nigeria: some relevant issues
        by A Omotayo and P P Idisi
Prospects of animal traction in Southern Nigeria. and empirical study
        by  A Daramola     
Animal traction as a source of power for agricultural development in Nigeria  **  400 kb
        by E.A. Ajav  
The development and assessment of a donkey-drawn weeder in Niger
         by F Emhardt and H D Kutzbach
The potential for animal traction in south-western Nigeria
by Adebiyi Gregory Daramola  
Donkeys in Nigeria: history, distribution and productivity
        by Roger Blench, A de Jode and E Gherz
Improving donkey utilisation and management in Nigeria
         by Mabayoje A Ladeinde and Y S Ademiluyi

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