Animal Traction in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Resources available on animal traction in Sierra Leone and Liberia:
The following documents relating to animal traction in Sierra Leone 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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The effects of the on-going war on animal traction in Sierra Leone
          by Abu B Bangura
Comparative draft performance of oxen and heifers in northern Sierra Leone 
by G O Cole and J Steinbach
Farm-level economic benefits of using oxen for plowing and weeding in Sierra Leone
          by Bai H Kanu
Animal traction development strategies in Sierra Leone   
         by B H Kanu    
The role of work oxen in swamp development in Sierra Leone
         by S Leaman   
The utilization and management of draft animals at farm level     
         by A B Bangura       
The economics of animal power in Koinadugu District, Sierra Leone: a case study of the work oxen introduction and credit programme   
         by H Corbel   
Farmer social variables influencing the adopting of agricultural innovation in Sierra Leone    
         by M L S Gboku       
An assessment of some aspects of work oxen use in Sierra Leone
         by R D Bell and D C Kemp    
Preliminary observations on the effect of draft work on growth and typanotolerance of N'Dama oxen       
         by  S Ravindran
The transfer of animal traction technology: some lessons from Sierra Leone (1.5MB)
         by Paul Starkey  
Constraints to the extension of draft animal technology in the farming system of Sierra Leone
         by A B Bangura  
Overcoming some animal health constraints to work oxen in Sierra Leone through a revolving fund
         by W Mckinlay   
L'approvisionnement en animaux de trait: contrainte à
ľ extension de la traction animale en Sierra Leone
         by D Barrfaud 
Village level engineering: the importnance of the blacksmith in supporting animal traction and agricultural production
         by A H Kanu   
Social constraints to the adoption and expansion of work in Sierra Leone
         by M S Bah     
Sierra Leone
         by  P Starkey and B Kanu  
Appropriate animal drawn equipment for Sierra Leone
         by  J V Bangura  
Management of work oxen in Sierra Leone and its implications for research  
         by  B H Kanu and F A-R Sankoh  

Report of field visits  (3MB)

Farming with work oxen in Sierra Leone
 by Paul Starkey

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