Problem

Agricultural use of draught animals

Other Names:
Underproductivity of draught animal power
Nature:

So little attention is paid to draught power that the harnesses and implements used today are almost the same as those that can be seen in ancient works of art. Enormous advances in the development of the Global South could be achieved if educated people would take an interest in improving the yokes, harnesses, implements and vehicles used with hundreds of millions of oxen, water buffalo and other animals. Their efficiency could be improved dramatically with little effort. For the two billion people below the poverty line it could be the biggest economic improvement made.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST