Rede de Informação de Tracção Animal de Moçambique (RITAMOZ) (Information Network on Animal Traction, Mozambique)
Dr Kemal Vaz
Dep. Engenharia Rural, Faculdade de Agronomia
Universidade de Eduardo Mondlane
C P 257, Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE
Tel: + 258-1 493881 / 490009; Fax: + 258-1 492176
Other key RITAMOZ contacts
Mohamed Harun email@example.com
Cristiano Taimo firstname.lastname@example.org
Filomena dos Anjos email@example.com
Patrocínio da Silva firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Mattick email@example.com
in Mozambique workshop
held at Instituto Agrário de Chimoio from the
12th to 14th June 2000
Promoted by VETAID and funded by the European Commission.
WORKSHOP ON ANIMAL TRACTION IN MOÇAMBIQUE
A Promising Technology For Small Scale Farmers: Final
More than 70 delegates from different
areas of the country, and from neighbouring countries participated
in a Seminar on Animal Traction in Moçambique, held at the Instituto
Agrário de Chimoio from the 12th to 14th June 2000,
promoted by VETAID and funded by the European Commission:
Considering the importance of the use of
animal traction and
the need for the dissemination of animal traction for agricultural development in Mozambique, based on the experiences of
Africa and the rest of the World.
Considering that, in the past 10
years, no special attention has been
given to this
technology with all the associated negative consequences.
Taking into consideration the needs of the
farmers and the small scale farming sector and the strategy for increasing food
production, in the battle against hunger and the relief of poverty.
Taking in account the historical background of
animal traction in Moçambique, of its practical experiences and initiatives
and the current animal traction activities in several areas of the country.
Recognizing the need for multi-sectorial and
inter-institutional involvement aiming
to promote animal traction.
Recognizing the benefits brought by animal
traction to its users in terms of the improvement in well being.
government, the Private Sector, the NGOs, Donors and the interested parties, to support and give importance to the use of animal traction in Moçambique.
Specially the Government, to:
ensure the definition and approval of a
governmental policy in relation to animal traction and a national strategy for
the development of this technology.
institute within the appropriate governmental
department, a sector responsible for
agricultural mechanization which
includes Animal Traction.
To promote the involvement of the public sectors:
agriculture, industry, commerce science and technology, transport and the
rural development in the process of re-launching animal traction throughout the
technicians at all levels, to accept the challenges related to publicity, training
and dissemination of animal traction technology in the districts and rural areas.
d) Researchers and academicians to give their contribution in the development of
research activities of improved techniques, equipment and working
conditions in the use of animal traction.
e) Private sector to study conducive ways to improve the commercialization
of livestock, agricultural products and equipment and
facilitate credit conditions for animal traction.
The participants reiterate the principle
that, only with the active involvement of all the above mentioned stakeholders,
will it be possible to achieve progress which will benefit local economies and
promote the improvement of the rural life conditions, the well-being of farmers
and the progress of the country.
Click here to download a
report of the workshop held 12-14 June 2000 at Chimoio, Mozambique. These proceedings are in English and have been edited by Andrew Mattick. This
66-page document is in PDF format that can be printed or read on-line.
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