Animal Traction in Malawi

Resources available on animal traction in Malawi
The following documents relating to animal traction in Malawi 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. 
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

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. 

Strategic dry season supplementation of traditionally managed draught animals in Northern Malawi
 by M S L Kumwenda
Animal-drawn implement supply, distribution and services in Malawi  
 by W.F. Kumwenda
Conservation tillage in cotton and maize fields in  Malawi **  430 kb
 by A.D.C. Chillimba
The role of animal traction in soil and water conservation tillage practices among smallholder farmers in Malawi 
 by W.F. Kumwenda
Factors affecting the efficient use of donkeys in Malawi
 by Wells F Kumwenda

Possible initiatives for increased utilisation of animal traction in Malawi
by M L Mwinjilo
Design and manufacture of a withers yoke for zebu oxen and cows 
  by Wells F Kumwenda
The use of animal power for weed control in Malawi 
  by J C Mbalule
Rural travel and transport and economic development: problems and prospects in rural Africa Eexamples from  Malawi and Zimbabwe  
 by F. Ali-Nejadfard
Improving animal power utilisation in Malawi:the work of the Animal Power Utilisation Project
 by Wells Kumwenda  and Paul de Roover
Animal traction technology in Malawi: potential and constraints
 by M L Mwinjilo 
Improving animal traction technology in Malawi: some recent investigations and trials
 by Darwin Dodoma Singa

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