Donkeys are used as a traditional method of transporting wheat harvest from field to market. - - Pilot Village Rural Development. The village of Dusadj was destroyed by an earthquake in 1962. During the course of reconstruction by volunteers of a European working group and students from Teheran University, enquiries were made into the socio-economic situation of the village. On the basis of these enquiries, Dusadj and three neighbouring villages were chosen for a pilot experiment in rural development which, if successful, could later be applied to some 60 villages in the region. The project area is in the district of Kharagan, 170 kms. south-west of Teheran, and is financed by Trust Funds amounting to approximately $147,000, provided by FAO/Freedom from Hunger Campaign plus a Government contribution of approximately $165,000.