ATNESA was formed in 1990 to improve information exchange and regional cooperation relating to animal draft power. The network aims to unite researchers, manufacturers, development workers, institutions and the users of animal traction in the region.
The ATNESA steering committee initiates, coordinates and facilitates a variety of network arrangements, arranges international workshops in collaboration with national networks and other organisations.
More than seven hundred papers and reports relating to animal traction are available from the 'country resources' pages on this website and from the 'thematic resources' pages, also workshop reports and papers of workshops, some in french. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
AATF is a not-for-profit organisation designed to facilitate and promote public/private partnerships for the access and delivery of appropriate proprietary agricultural technologies for use by resource-poor smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Foundation is a one-stop-shop that provides expertise and know-how that facilitates the identification, access, development, delivery and utilisation of proprietary agricultural technologies. AATF works towards food security and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa, and its structure and operations draw upon the best practices and resources of both the public and private sectors. ... [according to site editor's information]
MAEF works to identify, support and scale-up rural enterprises that contribute to a functioning market that smallholders can engage with, thereby lifting themselves out of poverty. MAEF builds upon the successes of and lessons learned from its predecessor, the Maendeleo Agricultural Technology Fund (MATF), which provided small-scale farmers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with better access to improved agricultural technologies. ... [according to site editor's information]