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Type Working Paper
Title A review of donkey use in Botswana over a ten-year period
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2000
URL http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.500.9446&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Abstract
A review of donkey uses during the period 1980 - 1990 was done using secondary data. Results and empirical
evidence show clearly that prior to the introduction of the Arable Lands Development Project (ALDEP), donkeys were
used primarily for riding and pulling carts. Draught power for ploughing was provided by cattle. The number of
households using cattle for ploughing was reduced by more than 50% and that of donkeys increased by more than
64% during the period from 1980 to 1990. Donkey riding and cart pulling remain important means of transport at
cattle posts and in the more remote areas of the country. Other uses, including the provision of milk and meat,
continue to be insignificant amongst Botswana.

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