|Better Farming Series 14 - Farming with Animal Power (FAO - INADES, 1977, 57 p.)|
|Choosing and preparing fields|
|Size and shape of fields|
|Marking the boundaries of a field|
|Grub out all the trees in the field|
|Get permission to farm for a long time|
|Choosing oxen for farm work|
|Harnessing oxen with a yoke|
|How to train oxen|
|How many hours a day can oxen work?|
|How to feed working oxen|
|Looking after working' oxen|
|Tools for use with animal power|
|Choice of tools|
|The Manga cultivator|
|The seed drill|
|Income from animal power|
|What animal power costs|
|Buying animals and tools|
|The animals' food|
|Upkeep and repair of tools|
|What animal power farming costs him:|
|Some examples of animal power farming|
|Suggested question paper|
The seed drill is used for putting seeds in the earth. To sow seeds of different sizes such as millet, sorghum, cotton or groundnuts, a part of the machine has to be changed. There are different parts for each size of seed.
The seed drill is difficult to regulate. You must follow the advice of the dealer who sells the drill, or of the extension service technician.
Oxen can pull a seed drill that sows several rows at once.
A seed drill costs a lot: between 9000 and 15000 CFA francs. Several farmers can get together to buy a drill between them.