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Harnessing and Implements
for Animal Traction
An Animal Traction Resource Book for
Africa
by Paul Starkey
A Publication of the Deutsches Zentrum fr
Entwicklungstechnologien - GATE in: Deutsche
Gesellschaft fr Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
GmbH - 1989
Die Deutsche Bibliothek - CIP-Einheitsaufnahme
The author
Paul Starkey studied Natural Science at Oxford University, Education at Cambridge University and
Tropical Agricultural Development at the University of Reading. He worked in Malawi for four years,
and for seven years, and for seven years he was a technical cooperation officer in Sierra Leone,
where he initiated a national animal traction programme. He is now consultant, specializing in
animal traction, and also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Agicultural Strategy,
University of Reading. His experience has been published in many journal articles and books. He
has been closely involved in regional network ing activities, and has been the Technical Adviser of
the West Africa Animal Traction Network since its inception in 1985. His main professional interests
are the improved utilization of draft animal power and stimulating closer international liaision in this
field.