appropriate technologies for agricultural advancement

Agricultural technologies must be ‘appropriate’

Source: Global Food Security

5 April 2010

“An appropriate [agricultural] technology is accessible, affordable, easy-to-use and maintain, effective — and most importantly, it serves a real need.”

http://www.scidev.net/en/opinions/agricultural-technologies-must-be-appropria…

How do we achieve this?

As “Science and Innovation for Development” author Jeff Waage stated in the book: “Between the extremes of a technological ‘silver bullet’ approach to development science, and the belief that local and intermediate technologies are the only legitimate approach, there is emerging today a new community of scientists dedicated to an inclusive view of appropriate science for development”.

http://www.foodsecurity.ac.uk/blog/index.php/2010/03/appropriate-technology/?…

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