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Donkeys, people and development

edited by
Denis Fielding and Paul Starkey

248p

2004
ISBN 92-9081-219-2

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This book contains some 45 edited papers prepared by 70 authors from 25 countries. The texts are supported by numerous tables and illustrations. 

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This book is now available in printed form from CTA, KENDAT and SANAT 

   

Empowering farmers with animal traction
edited by
Pascal Kaumbutho, Anne Pearson and Timothy Simalenga

344p

2000
ISBN 0-907146-10-4

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Proceedings of the workshop of the Animal Traction Network for Eastern and Southern Africa (ATNESA) held 20-24 September 1999, Mpumalanga, South Africa

This book contains some 53 edited papers prepared by 88 authors from 27 countries. The texts are supported by numerous tables and illustrations. The book is divided into seven sections:

  • Overview of issues and challenges

  • Participatory research, development and technology transfer

  • Gender issues in animal traction

  • Animal management, health and welfare

  • Rural transport and entrepreneurship

  • Economics and future opportunities

  • Country papers: experiences and challenges

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This book is available from SANAT, with limited stocks available from national networks

 

Meeting the challenges of animal traction
edited by 
Paul Starkey and Pascal Kaumbutho

326p

1999
ISBN 1-85339-483-1

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This is one of several resource books produced by ATNESA. It follows the second wide-ranging ATNESA workshop held in Karen, Kenya. This book contains some 53 edited papers prepared by 88 authors from 25 countries. The texts are supported by numerous tables and more than 70 illustrations. Taking the overall theme of 奴ing the challenges of animal traction䨥 papers focus on several important topics, including

  • Participatory research

  • Environmental issues

  • Gender challenges and socio-economic issues

  • Farmer knowledge and extension

  • Equipment and harnessing

  • Animal-based transport

  • Donkey utilisation and cow traction

  • National challenges and project experiences

The book provides a wealth of ideas and experiences concerning animal traction in many countries. It will be valuable to all people concerned with tropical agricultural development and rural transport, especially those involved in participative research, extension, gender issues and project implementation. Click here to view contents pages (you have the option to see and/or download individual papers).

In ATNESA countries, this can be obtained from the national networks

It is available worldwide from:
Intermediate Technology Publications
E-mail: itpubs@itpubs.org.uk
URL: http://www.itdgpublishing.org.uk/

Price (UK pounds) 䮹5 (approximately US$ 25)

Postage and packing charges are 15% on top of the price of the books for UK delivery addresses, 20% for Europe, and 25% elsewhere (airspeeded mail).
Payment (with order) can be made by Credit cards: American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Cheques: UK蕋 bank) or US$ (US bank); Eurocheque payable in UK㴥rling, Post Office Giro to account 549 0456 or UNESCO coupons. For full details check with IT Publications
http://www.itdgpublishing.org.uk/
This book can be ordered on-line from:
http://www.developmentbookshop.com/
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Conservation tillage with animal traction
edited by 
Pascal Kaumbutho
and Timothy Simalenga 

173 pages

1999

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(most papers can be downloaded
)

In ATNESA countries, this can be obtained from the national networks. Elsewhere it can be obtained from Sanat and Kendat 


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Improving animal traction technology
edited by 
Paul Starkey
, Emmanuel Mwenya and John Stares 

490 pages and 400 illustrations including 175 photos

1994
ISBN 92-9081-127-7



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This book derives from the first ATNESA workshop held in Lusaka, Zambia. Its 490 pages contain some 85 edited papers prepared by 105 authors from 30 countries. The text is supported by more than 400 illustrations, including 175 photographs. Within  the theme of Improving animal traction technology the papers focus on several important topics, including
  • Profitability
  • Animal management
  • Tillage and weeding
  • Implement supply
  • Gender issues
  • Technology transfer
  • Transport
  • Diversifying operations
  • Animal power systems world-wide
  • Networking
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This book provides a wealth of ideas and experiences concerning animal traction in many countries and will be valuable to all people interested in this important field of agricultural development, especially those involved in training, extension, research, development, planning, gender issues and infrastructural support.

The book is co-published by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural  Cooperation (CTA), Wageningen, The Netherlands
E-mail: cta@cta.nl
URL: http://www.cta.int

Donkey bibliography
compiled by
P J Mueller and P H Starkey
1997

This bibliography was prepared as a background reader for the ATNESA workshop on improving donkey utilisation and management. It contains some 300 references, some of them annotated, that relate to donkeys, their employment, work, zoology, genetics, health and disease, behaviour and many other topics. 
This document can be downloaded.
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to download the bibliography as a 34-page document in PDF format that can be printed or read on-line. 

(NB: this has a file size of 667kb and may take several minutes to download).

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat 4 which is needed to view and print this pdf file, you can download it free of charge from http://www.adobe.com
Donkeys for development 
by
Peta Jones
1997
ISBN 0-620-22177-1
168 A5 pages
47 120 drawings and 35 photos

Publication sponsored by ATNESA and the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa

 

Recent studies have made clear what has been known to farmers for years: that donkey power is crucial to smallholder economy, to help with tillage, transport and thus with reconstruction and development.  Donkeys are hardier and stronger than cattle, and work for many more years with little human input besides care and supervision. The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the academic interest given to donkeys, while at the same time the demand for them, and their price, has risen.

This book aims to answer most of the basic questions about donkeys asked by those who need them and work with them, incorporating recent research findings as well as traditional knowledge acquired over the thousands of years that donkeys have worked for humans.

Dr Jones has not only worked as a teacher and consultant with donkeys, but herself lives in a remote rural area of Africa where she is dependent on donkeys for all local transport and cultivation.  She writes from an awareness of the problems that donkeys can create as well as the problems that they can solve, and the equipment that she recommends and illustrates with numerous drawings and photographs is all within the reach and skills of rural villagers of the developing world.

Available from:
Peta Jones, Donkey Power
PO Box 414, Tshitandani / Makhado
0920 South Africa
E-mail to: asstute@lantic.net

 Price:  US$7 (seven US dollars) per copy including post & packing (in South Africa Rand 25 including postage)  
 
          
Payments: First National Bank, Tshitandani / Makhado, 0920, South Africa, Account Name: Donkey Power Account No. 60286591554
Please enclose cheque, money order or copy of bank deposit
US$ or UK pound cheques payable to Peta Jones also acceptable
Please e-mail for details of how to deposit US$ or UK pounds direct to a bank account.

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