Draft animal power and agricultural development in hot zones: an annotated bibliography
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CTA. 1991. Draft animal power and agricultural development in hot zones: an annotated bibliography. Spore 31. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The three volumes forming an annotated bibliography on draft animal power which were announced in Spore 24 have now been published, thanks to CTA and ClDARC (Centre de Documentation en Agronomie des Regions Chaudes). The first deals with research and is an appraisal of animal traction (IRAT*); the second is concerned with the manufacture, use and maintenance of tools (CEEMAT*), and the third is devoted to draft animals (IEMVT*). The first bibliographical supplement was collated in 1985, but CTA and CIRAD (Centre de Cooperation Internationale de Recherches Agronomiques pour le Developpement) wished to extend and deepen its historical and geographical bases. The contents and the technical and scientific interest were considerably increased by analytical resumes of the referenced publications. The theme was selected because of its importance in the developing world, and because it is a technology appropriate for maximizing the potential of the farming systems in these areas. Furthermore, draft animal power and allied mechanized farming systems have been, and still are, major factors in shaping the course of African agriculture. The three volumes aim to give wider access to the theoretical and practical knowledge that has been accumulated on this technology. Particular attention has been paid to francophone publications, dealing mainly with West Africa. Although the history of animal traction in African farming may be short, it is also rich and varied. These volumes of bibliography form a compendium of current research, experiment and past experience which serve as lessons to be learned for the future. Each reference in all three books includes the title and author(s), its characteristics, key words, and the abstract. Available from CTA. * IRAT - Institut de Recherches Agronomiques Tropicales * CEEMAT - Centre d'Etudes et d'Experimentation en Mecanisation Agricole et Technologie Alimentaire * IEMVT - Institute d'Elevage et de Medecine Veterinaire des Pays Tropicaux