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Rural Transport

ISBN: 9781853393457
This source book seeks to raise awareness and to provide information on how rural transport problems might be identified and addressed, focusing on women since they carry the main burden. It highlights rural, household and other agricultural transport needs, looks at improving local transport infrastructure and establishing transport services.

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  • Synopsis
    This source book seeks to raise awareness and to provide information on how rural transport problems might be identified and addressed, focusing on women since they carry the main burden. The book highlights rural transport activities and needs, considers household and other agricultural transport needs. It also looks at improving local transport infrastructure and establishing transport services. It uses case study material to illustrate approaches and technologies.
  • Table of Contents
    INTRODUCTION 1
    1 The importance of rural transport 3
    Rural transport activities in the household 3
    Domestic transport activities of women in a week 7
    Reasons for different transport patterns 8
    Rural transport needs 8
    2 Identifying rural transport needs 12
    Identifying needs 12
    Transport and marketing 15
    3 Addressing rural transport needs 19
    Modes of transport 19
    People moving on foot 19
    People carrying loads on foot 21
    People using bicycles and tricycles to move around 24
    Using bicycles, trailers, wheelbarrows and handcarts to move loads 27
    Using animals for transport 30
    Transport infrastructure 37
    Transport services 41
    Motorized transport services 41
    Non-motorized transport services 43
    Non-transport interventions to improve access 43
    4 Considerations in addressing transport needs 46
    Access to, and control of, means of transport 46
    Affordability 48
    Promotion and attitudes 49
    Maintenance 52
    Monitoring and evaluation 52
    5 Case studies 54
    Women saving time on transport for education in Burkina Faso 54
    Makete integrated rural transport project in Tanzania 55
    Promotion of animal traction technology in Zambia 56
    Women health workers on bicycles in Zimbabwe 57
    Mraru women's bus service in Kenya 58
    Women cycling in southern India 59
    Women fuelwood carriers in Ethiopia 61
    Women's pottery groups in western Kenya 62
    Development and testing of a hand-pushed water carrier in Nigeria 63
    viii RURAL TRANSPORT
    6 Checklist for identifying and acquiring a means of transport 65
    Identifying possible means of transport 65
    Acquiring a means of transport 66
    REFERENCES, FURTHER READING AND CONTACTS 6
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    Number of Pages 80
    Format Paperback / softback
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