Goat Technology

Posted August 13, 2010 in Uganda

Every once in a while in East Africa, you stumble across a seemingly-absurd sign. They're usually in cities, but I saw one in a village this week.

In a village near Mbarara (Uganda), there is something called "goat technology".

It's brilliant: villagers transform this...

wooden planks

... into this:

a goat platform

At night, goats are herded up some steps to this shoulder-level platform. In the morning, the technological wonder's owner (left) flicks a broom underneath and collects fresh fertilizer.