This book explores the concept of development in terms of needs, characteristics, and theories and examines the pivotal role of technology in the developmental process. It presents twenty contemporary case histories that illustrate specific instances of applied technology.
Part 1: Appropriate Technology and its Role in Development Part 2: Case Histories of Appropriate Technology 1. Tunisia: Bottled Gas for Automobiles 2. Thailand: Cassava Pelletizing Technology 3. Colombia: The Composite Flour Program 4. Haiti: The Coffee Roads 5. Pakistan: Ball-Point Pen Manufacturing—A Case of Technology Transfer 6. Java, Indonesia: The Introduction of Rice Processing Technology 7. Central America: The Lorena Cookstove 8. Honduras: An Experimental Lime Kiln 9. Malaysia: Small-Scale Brick Manufacturing 10. Colombia: An Innovative Approach to Rural Development 11. Brazil: The Role of CRUTAC in Community Development 12. Western Samoa: The Samoa Methodist Land Development Program 13. Tanzania: Biogas Generator 14. Brazil: Explosive Metalworking Program 15. Ghana: Small-Scale Sugar Processing 16. Thailand: The Introduction of Mint Agriculture and Processing 17. Central America: Fungal Fermentation of Coffee Waste 18. The Philippines: Fish Preservation Techniques 19. Singapore: The Development of a Design Consulting Engineering Firm 20. Sri Lanka: The Ceylon Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research 21. Papua New Guinea: Micro-Hydroelectric Projects for Rural Development 22. The Republic of Korea: An Example of Integrated Regional Development Part 3: Bibliography