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close this book Animal traction
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View the document Farm planning assistance
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View the document Credit for equipment
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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.