| Animal traction |
|8. Economic and technical assistance|
Farm planning assistance, equipment options, and financial help are basic elements of many animal traction programs. The programs are designed so farmers can choose a combination of animals and equipment that will meet their individual needs. The combination is called a technical package. It includes animals and materials, as well as the advice, information, and instruction of extension agents.
Increasingly, the approach of extension services is to offer a number of standard technical packages which allow agents to accommodate individual needs and preferences and at the same time supply growing numbers of farmers with basic organized support.