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: R8114: Improved food crops marketing though
appropriate transport for poor farmers in Uganda.
In Uganda, Intermediate Means of Transport (IMTs)—such as pack animals
and ox and donkey carts —are lessening rural women's burden by helping
to move crops, water and firewood. Previously, women covered their
transport needs by head-loading, carrying heavy bundles from the field
to the homestead and from there to the market. The use of oxen for
ploughing is also enabling farmers to pay back quickly the loans they
take out to purchase draught animals and carts. At the community level,
IMTs are being used to haul building materials for community centres,
schools, and churches. The Uganda Transport Forum Group has helped to
spread the use of IMTs, coordinating project activities among farmer
groups, intermediary organisations and international research
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (8
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH27, 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 113.