| Animal traction in South Africa:
empowering rural communities
Animal traction in South Africa:
Compiled and edited by Paul
Animal power has a long history in South Africa. Its present importance is often unrecognised. Today the majority of farmers in remote rural areas benefit from using oxen, donkeys or horses for transport or cultivation. Animals contribute to food production, marketing and drudgery reduction, particularly for women. This book derives from a remarkable survey in which a multi-racial, multi-disciplinary team travelled nation-wide and listened to the experiences and concerns of over 500 farmers and officials.
The South African Network of Animal Traction (SANAT) initiated the survey. The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) held a workshop to discuss the findings. It was concluded that animal traction could play a significant role in achieving the objectives of the Reconstruction and Development Programme.
This attractive, generously-illustrated resource book presents a wealth of information, ideas and experiences. It provides fascinating insights into the past, present and future of animal traction in South Africa. It will be of value to all concerned with rural development, especially those involved in development planning, research, extension, education, training, gender issues and animal welfare The book includes the following:
Some of the chapters in this book can be downloaded (see below)
Copies of the book can be ordered from SANAT
African Network of Animal Traction (SANAT)
by Paul Starkey and Johan Koorts
Animal Traction in South Africa: References
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