Animal Traction in Ethiopia

Resources available on animal traction in Ethiopia:
The following documents relating to animal traction in Ethiopia 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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Animal-drawn implements for improved cultivation in Ethiopia: participatory development and testing
          by Melesse Temesgen
Donkey utilisation and management in Ethiopia
          by Feseha Gebreab, Alemu G Wold, Friew Kelemu Abule Ibro and Ketema Yilma
The use of donkeys for transport in Amhara Region, Ethiopia
          by Geta Kidanmariam
Transport constraints and the roles of mules and donkeys in Kaffecho Zone, Ethiopia
          by John Howe and Rabira Garba
Gender issues in donkey use in rural Ethiopia
          by Kathy Marshall and Zahra Ali
The role of donkey pack-transport in the major grain market of Addis Ababa
          by Sisay Zenebe and Tilahun Fekade
Research needs of donkey utilisation in Ethiopia
          by Alemu Gebre Wold, Azage Tegegne and Alemu Yami
Traditional sayings about donkeys in Ethiopia
          by Zelealam Bekele
Weed control methods used in Ethiopia 
          by Kebede Desta 
Harnessing techniques and work performance of draft horses in Ethiopia
          by Mengistu Geza 
The potential of cow traction in the East African highlands 
          by E Zerbini, Alemu Gebre Wold and B I Shapiro
Low-cost modifications of the traditional Ethiopia tine-plow for land-sharing and surface drainage of heavy clay soils: preliminary results from on-farm verification         
          by S Jutzi, F M Anderson and A Astatke
Improving the supply and distribution of farm implements in Ethiopia: some experiences and constraints
          by Hans Zaugg
A note on women and animal traction technology in Ethiopia
         by Oumer Taha
Experiences with the use of a single ox for cultivation in the Ethiopian highlands
        by Abiye Astatke and M A Mohammed-Saleem
Development and transfer of animal traction technology in Ethiopia
        by Kebede Desta     
Experimental methods in draught animal research
        by P R Lawrence and R A Pearson   

Economic analysis of cow traction farm technology in the Ethiopian highlands 1
        by A Panin and R E Brokken   

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Animal traction contacts in Ethiopia

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Other contacts include:

Dr FESEHA GEBREAB, Donkey Heath and Welfare Project
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Addis Ababa University
PO Box 34, Debre Zeit, ETHIOPIA

ABIYE ASTATKE, Agricultural Engineer
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI))
PO Box 5689, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

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