This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R6970: Improved management and use of draught
animals in the Andean hill farming systems of Bolivia.
In Bolivia, work has been underway to find better ways of managing
draught animals in the Andes. As part of this, the project has addressed
the need to treat animals well and keep them healthy so that they can
work for longer. But, importantly, it has also tackled the fact that
inappropriate tillage practices are causing the delicate soils of the
area to degrade, reducing productivity and forcing people to leave land
on which they can no longer make a living. The project's outputs
include the development of better ways of allocating feed, housing
animals and caring for their health. It has also developed new equipment
specifically for working the delicate soils found in hillside
environments, and identified better ways to manage soil and conserve
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.
LPP12, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 70.