West Africa Animal Traction Network
Réseau Ouest Africain sur la Traction Animale
The West Africa Animal Traction Network aims to foster the use of animal power for agricultural development and actively encourages the exchange of information and cooperation among its members in West Africa and elsewhere. One means to facilitate such liaison is through technical workshops. In the period 1985 to 1990, the network held four major international workshops. Much of the information presented is still relevant today, and the proceedings of the four workshops have now been available here online, and all the workshop report and papers presented can be downloaded here. Some papers and reports are in French and others are in English'

The workshops were:

"Animal traction in a farming systems perspective
held in Togo in 1985
Animal power in farming systems
held in Sierra Leone in 1986
Animal traction for agricultural development
held in Senegal in 1988
Research for development of animal traction in West Africa
held in Nigeria in 1990

In 2003 a further workshop was held and information is also available here (in French)

"Traction animale et stratégies d'acteurs : quelle recherche, quels services face au désengagement des Etats ?"   Burkina Faso en 2003

Further information relating to the West Africa Animal Traction Network is contained in the books: Networking for development and Réseaux pour le développement 

Documents sur traction animale en Afrique Ouest

Documents on animal traction in West Africa

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Service note, February 2005. The ATNESA website is collaborating with a new website 'Animal Traction Net'  that will have greater capacity to hold the very many resource documents of ATNESA and other animal traction networks. In the transition phase, some links may be broken, in which case try looking on the animaltraction.net website. Please be patient! Thank you! 
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