Working animals in agriculture and transport : a collection of some current research and development observations

Pearson R. Anne, Lhoste Philippe, Saastamoinen Markku, Martin Rosset William. 2003. Working animals in agriculture and transport : a collection of some current research and development observations. Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers, 208 p. (EAAP technical series, 6) ISBN 90-76998-25-6 EAAP Annual Conference. 53, Caire, Égypte, 1 September 2002/4 September 2002.

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Abstract : This book coven many of the recent research obervations on the management and use of working animals in tropical agricultural systems. Studies of oxen, donkeys and camels in sub-Saharan Africa, cows and donkeys in Ethiopia, buffaloes in Vietnam, camels in Libya and horses and donkeys in Southern Italy are some of the topics included. Technical issues in nutritional requirments, feeding, management, health, implement, work practices and harnessing are discussed and the contribution that working animals continue to make in many agricultural and transport activities are quantified. The book is a valuable source of reference materials on draught animal technology. It is a must for any scientist, student or extension worker in rural and urban areas where animal power is found.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Animal de travail, Agriculture, Transport, Énergie animale, Culture attelée, Alimentation des animaux, animal de trait, Pratique culturale, Zone tropicale, Besoin des animaux

Classification Agris : P05 - Energy resources and management
L01 - Animal husbandry

Editeurs scientifiques et affiliations

  • Pearson R. Anne, University of Edinburgh (GBR)
  • Lhoste Philippe, CIRAD-DS (FRA)
  • Saastamoinen Markku, Agricultural Research Centre of Finland (FIN)
  • Martin Rosset William, INRA (FRA)

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