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Appropriate Technology For Development

A Discussion And Case Histories, 1st Edition

By Donald D. Evans


512 pages

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pub: 2019-04-18
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This analysis of appropriate technology first explores the concept of development in terms of needs, characteristics, and theories and then examines the pivotal role of technology in the developmental process. The twenty contemporary case histories illustrate specific instances of applied technology, not necessarily as examples of successful applic

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Abstracts of Case Histories -- Appropriate Technology and Its Role in Development -- Case Histories of Appropriate Technology -- Tunisia: Bottled Gas for Automobiles -- Thailand: Cassava Pelletizing Technology -- Colombia: The Composite Flour Program -- Haiti: The Coffee Roads -- Pakistan: Ball-Point Pen Manufacturing—A Case of Technology Transfer -- Java, Indonesia: The Introduction of Rice Processing Technology -- Central America: The Lorena Cookstove -- Honduras: An Experimental Lime Kiln -- Malaysia: Small-Scale Brick Manufacturing -- Colombia: An Innovative Approach to Rural Development -- Brazil: The Role of CRUTAC in Community Development -- Western Samoa: The Samoa Methodist Land Development Program -- Tanzania: Biogas Generator -- Brazil: Explosive Metalworking Program -- Ghana: Small-Scale Sugar Processing -- Thailand: The Introduction of Mint Agriculture and Processing -- Central America: Fungal Fermentation of Coffee Waste -- The Philippines: Fish Preservation Techniques -- Singapore: The Development of a Design Consulting Engineering Firm -- Sri Lanka: The Ceylon Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research -- Papua New Guinea: Micro-Hydroelectric Projects for Rural Development -- The Republic of Korea: An Example of Integrated Regional Development -- Analyses of Case Histories -- Bibliography

About the Author

Donald D. Evans is deputy director of the Office of International Programs at the Denver Research Institute (DRI), University of Denver.

Laurie Nogg Adler is research associate in the Office of International Programs at DRI.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General