Resources available on animal traction in West
The following documents relating to animal traction in West Africa 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.
Most papers have file sizes between 150 kb and 500 kb. Depending on the speed
of your connection, these files will take between one and four minutes to
download. Papers with photographs generally have larger files and these are
marked in yellow (over one megabyte) or
red (over two megabytes) and
these will take longer to download.
(If you do not have
Adobe Acrobat 4 which is needed to view and print these pdf files, you can
download it free of charge from http://www.adobe.com).
Most papers are listed by country but some overview papers
about West Africa in general are below.
Sierra Leone and Liberia
Eexécutif de l'atelier Traction Animale et Stratégies d'Acteurs :
Quelle Recherche, Quels Services Face au Désengagment des Etats ?
17-21 novembre 2003, Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina
Animal traction for agricultural development in West Africa: production, impact, profitability and constraints (2MB)
of animal traction research and development in West and Central Africa at the
the 21st century ** 400 kb
by M. Havard, A. Njoya, R. Pirot, E.
Vall and B. Wampfler
Work stress innate
resistance of working bulls on two planes of nutrition: lessons from the N’dama
cattle of West Africa
by O.O. Akinbamijo, R.A. Pearson and
Minimum tillage for soil and
water management with animal traction in the West-African region
Alioune Fall and Adama Faye
Farming systems in West Africa from animal traction perspectives
Dunstan S C Spencer
The introduction, intensification and diversification of the use of animal power in West Africa farming system: implications at farm level
The selection and use of animal draft technology
R C Gifford
The relevance of animal traction to the humid zone
Animal traction in improved farming systems for the semi-arid tropics: the ICRISAT experience in India and West Africa
R K Bansal, M C Klaij and P G
for the control of draught animal disease in West Africa: needs, experiences and
S Ravindran, R C Massaquoi and S
and development of draught animal power utilisation in West Africa
H L Musa and S T Bello
Africa Animal Traction Network