MEASURING THE TRANSPORT DEMANDS OF THE RURAL POOR: EXPERIENCE FROM AFRICA

A study of the transport needs of poorer sectors of the population in Ghana and Tanzania produced the following findings: the transport activities of a rural household in Tanzania occupy 2,600 hours per annum and involve a load-carrying effort of 100 tonne-kilometres. The figures for Ghana are 4,800 hours per annum and 200 tonne-kilometers. Most transport is effected by women, on foot. And most trips are undertaken to meet agricultural requirements and essential domestic needs. The study was based on selected households.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit

    Post Box 5180 Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1
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  • Authors:
    • HARRISON, P
    • Howe, J Gavin
  • Publication Date: 1989-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 3-6
  • Serial:
    • GATE
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 1994 12:00AM