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University of Manitoba (1993)

Factors affecting the use of draft oxen : Mbeya, Tanzania

Rempel, Eric George

Titre : Factors affecting the use of draft oxen : Mbeya, Tanzania

Auteur : Rempel, Eric George

Université de soutenance : University of Manitoba

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 1993

Résumé
A deeline in per eapita food produetion should lead to an inereased demand for power, specifically draft animal power (DAP) \Mhat are the factors affecting the use of DAF in Mbey4 Tanzania ? A baseline survey is examined and in-depth interviews were carried out. It is found that access to technology is a major impediment to the extension of draft animal power. Fuñhermore, although there is a correlation befween income and the use of DAP, it is more likely that farmers with high income adopt DAP, than that adoption of DAP leads to high income. The reason why farmers adopt DAP is poorly understood. It is likely that the use of DAP in Mbeya is inefficient, a¡rd for this reason the farmers receive minimal benefit from the use of the technology. There is a need for long term on-farm research to identifu more effrcient ways of using DAP. Fertilizer prices will rise as a result of structural adjustment, and this will create new incentive to increase yields with DAP.

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