Animal Traction in Tanzania

Resources available on animal traction in Tanzania
The following documents relating to animal traction in Tanzania 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 challenges of animal traction in Tanzania
     by H Sosovele
Donkey traction in Tanzania: some critical issues
     by Hussein Sosovele
Entrepreneurship in animal traction: empowering rural initiatives  
     by R.M. Shetto, S. Mkomwa and T.E. Simalenga
Animal traction in Tanzania: experience, trends and priorities  

by Starkey P and Mutagubya W
Animal-drawn punch planters: a key technology for smallholder agricultural development in the 
21st Century

        by T.W. Scheidweiler 
The status and potential of donkeys in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania
     by G Mwakitwange, S Haule, M Massunga and M Sizya
Sasakawa Global 2000 and household-located animal traction centres in Tanzania
     by Mark Lyimo
The economic impact of pack donkeys in Makete, Tanzania
     by Niklas Sieber
Pack donkeys, bicycles and carts: a case-study from Sukumaland in north-west Tanzania
by Ally M Ngendello and W C SHeemskerk
Constraints to the adoption of animal traction weeding technology in Mbeya Region, Tanzania
     by Loewen-Rudgers, E Rempel, J Harder and K Klassen Harder
Weed control by draft animals: experiences in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania
     by R M Shetto, E M Kwiligwa, S Mkomwa and M Massunga
Participatory research on oxen-drawn weeders in Lake Zone, Tanzania
     by E B Wella and A C W Roeleveld
On-farm participatory research on ox-powered weeding technology in Sukumaland, Tanzania
     by A M Ngendello, E B Wella and A C W Roeleveld
Women's participation in weed control with draft animals in Mbeya, Tanzania
     by M Sizya
Women, weeding and agriculture in Iringa Region, Tanzania
     by H J M Shimba
The design and operation of animal-drawn weeding implements in Tanzania 
     by A K Kayumbo
Reduced ridge system to improve productivity and weed control: trials in Nigeria and Tanzania
by A R Stokes
Constraints to the adoption of animal-powered weeding technology in Tanzania
     by H Sosovele
The introduction of animal-powered weeding technology in Morogoro Region, Tanzania
     by John A C Steel
Changing agricultural policy in Tanzania
     by Jim Crees
Experience in the promotion of animal-powered weeding in Tanga Region, Tanzania
     by A Makwanda, M S Shemdoe and M Msagusa
Introduction of ox-drawn weeders in Maswa District, Shinyanga Region, Tanzania
     by Ruben R Mungroop, Omari H Bori and Masanja Kalabo
The promotion of animal traction and weeding technologies in Mbozi, Tanzania
     by K Mongomongo and N Gembe
Animal power for weed control: experiences of MATI Mlingano, Tanga, Tanzania
     by A M E Mshana and R S S Mduma
Farmers' experiences with weeding technology in Mwanga, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
     by George K Madundo and Anno Galema
Animal traction and market conditions: a case study from south-western Tanzania and northern Zambia 
     by Torben Birch-Thomsen
Environmental impact of animal traction in Rukwa Region, Tanzania 
     by A M Kilemwa
Informal farmers' knowledge in animal traction: case studies from the southern highlands of Tanzania
     by E Kwilligwa, J Rock, M Massunga and M Sizya
The supply of animal-drawn implements in Tanzania
     by S Mkomwa and R M Shetto
Animal traction development in Iringa Region, Tanzania: project approaches and future requirements
     by R Mwanakulya
The development of animal traction in Tanzania in recent years
R N Mtunze and M G Lyimo
Rainwater harvesting technologies for agricultural production: A case for Dodoma, Tanzania 
     by N. Hatibu and H. Mahoo
Animal traction use in Tabora Region, Tanzania
    by  A P B Luziga, S Nyakalo and T E Simalenga
Care and management of work oxen in Tanzania: initial survey results
    by  G J M Mgaya, T E Simalenga and N Hatibu                                                                                                                       The use of animal-drawn cultivators for maize production in the southern highlands of Tanzania
    by  E M Kwiligwa1, R M Shetto1 and D J Rees2 
Techniques and implements for weeding with draft animals in Tanzania
    by  A K Kayumbo
Improving animal-powered tillage systems in Tanzania
    by  A K Kayumbo                                                                                                                                                     Development of an animal-drawn puddler for rice production on the Usangu Plains of Tanzania
    by  M L Lecca, I A Kinyaga and J B Bunyinyiga                                                                                                                Improving the distribution of animal traction implements in Mbeya Region, Tanzania      
    by  J Y Jumbe                                                                                                                                                                  Women and animal traction in Mbeya Region of Tanzania: a gender and development approach
    by  K Marshall * and M  Sizya                                                                                                                                          
Women and animal traction technology: experiences of the Tanga Draft Animal Project, Tanzania
    by  Andrew C Makwanda                                                                                                                                                 
Transfer of animal traction technology: lessons from project experiences in Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Tanzania
René Fischer*                                                                                                                                                            Transfer of animal traction technology: cultural and social issues in Tarime District, Tanzania
    by Hussein Sosovele
Towards a sustainable system for animal traction technology transfer: experiences from Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
    by A Galema
A note on issues to be addressed in the transfer of animal traction technology in Tanzania
    by R L S Urasa
Transfer of animal traction technology in Mbozi District, Tanzania
    by Godfrey Mwakitwange                                                                                                                                                Improving animal-drawn transport technology in Tanzania: work on ox carts and bearings
    by  Felix K Mujemula*                                                                                                                                                                A note on the use of donkeys for rural road maintenance in Tanga Region, Tanzania
    by  René Fischer*                                                                                                                                                     
Constraints to the adoption of animal traction weeding technology in the Mbeya Region in Tanzania
    by  L Loewen-Rudgers, E Rempel, J Harder and K K Harder                                                                                                          
Woman and animal traction Mbeya region of Tanzania: development approach  (1.4MB)  
    by  K.Marshall and M. Sizy      
                                                                                                                                              Draft animal power technologies, their scope and relevance to women farmers in Tanzania
    by  Errine Tukae Njiku   47 

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Animal traction contacts in Tanzania

Tanzania Association for Draught Animal Power
(Attn Dr Nuhu HATIBU)
Department of Agricultural Engineering
Sokoine University of Agriculture
PO Box 3003, Morogoro, TANZANIA
Tel: + 255-56-4562 or 4617; Fax: + 255-56-4562

Richard Shetto 
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
PO Box 9192 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 22 286 2003
Fax: +255 22 286 0450

Department of Agricultural Engineering
TADAP Sokoyne Univiversity of Agriculture
PO Box 3003, Morogoro, Tanzania
Tel + 255 23 260 4216 Mobile: 0744 376

SEAZ Agricultural Equipment
PO Box 2607, Mbeya
Phone/fax + 255-65-4421

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