|Better Farming Series 14 - Farming with Animal Power (FAO - INADES, 1977, 57 p.)|
|Choosing and preparing fields|
You cannot use animal power on fields with tree stumps.
You must grub out the tree stumps so as not to break your tools (see Booklet No. 6, page 21).
This requires a lot of work, but once it is done, it is done for good.
It does not have to be done again every year.
Each year grub out the tree' on a part of the field.
At the end of two or three years the whole field is cleared.
In savanna country you need 120 working days to clear a hectare and grub out the tree stumps.
Do this during the dry season when there is not too much other work.