This was a representative ergonomics survey carried out in the Iganga District of Uganda. The study examined the impact of introducing animal-drawn carts on the livelihoods of participating farmers. The conclusions drawn from this project are (1) all participants benefitted from draught animal power including ploughs and carts; (2) crop production was increased; (3) a number of important uses for carts were reported; (4) notable lifestyle changes were brought about by the use of carts, including carrying water and fuelwood; (5) livelihood changes resulted in enhanced quality of life, better food security and greater likelihood of moving from subsistence to small-scale farming.
Date published: 2004
Published by: Dave O’Neill Associates
Type of resource: Consultancy Report
Resource topic: Smallholder transport
Project/Programme: Crop Post-Harvest Research Programme
Pest/Disease: Not specific
File type: PDF (1.04 MB)