| Animal traction |
Peter R. Watson has five years of experience working with draft animals, primarily in West Africa. From 1972 to 1976 Mr. Watson supervised 25 farmers and seven agricultural extension agents in a program to popularize the use of animals for power in Benin. He operated a small farm using animaldrawn equipment in the cultivation of a variety of traditional food and cash crops. In 1979 Mr. Watson was hired by the Peace Corps as an instructor for their animal traction Volunteers. Mr. Watson's previous writing experience included articles about the culture of the Bariba people of Benin and Nigeria, and an extensive report on the evolution and potential of animal traction technology in a traditional rural farming community in West Africa.