Tinker Tiller Technical Change
The purpose of this book is to raise awareness of other people's innovation. Using case studies of locally developed technologies, the authors examine who the innovators are, how they work, what motivates them and considers how this resource could be...
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The purpose of this book is to raise awareness of other people's innovation. Using case studies of locally developed technologies, the authors examine who the innovators are, how they work, what motivates them and considers how this resource could be better used in global and regional terms.
The process of development assistance has to tackle the problems of ignorance, backwardness, helplessness and resistance to change - not amongst the rural poor but amongst development agencies themselves.;The ignorance of development agencies is ignorance of unfamiliar technological approaches and ignorance of the richness of traditional resources of knowledge. This richness is now being recognized widely for example in the area of ethnobotany, where indigenous knowledge of genetic stocks of plants and their practical applications far outstrips that of the professional biologist and agriculturalist. The Tinker, Tiller, Technical Change case studies aims to demonstrate that equivalent levels of knowledge exist in other areas of indigenous technology. Case studies are drawn from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
- Part 1 Africa: Regional Overview, J.g.m.massaquor
- The Coffee Pulper In Northern Tanzania, Simon R.nkonoki
- Residue Stoves In Kenya, Mohammed Mwamadzingo
- The Grate Cooking System In Zimbabwe, Mthuli Ncube
- Salt From Silt In Sierra Leone, J.g.m.massaquoi
- Cassava Processing Innovations In Nigeria, R.o.adegboye And J.a.akinwumi
- The Nigerian Cassava Grater, Selina Adjebeng-asem. Part 2 Asia: Regional
- Overview, Rakesh Basant
- Farers, Fabricators, And Formal R & D - The Pipe Frame Multipurpose Tool
- Bar In Gujarat, India, Rakesh Basant
- Blacksmith In Bangladesh, M.mainul Haque Et Al
- Improved Ghattas (water Mills) In Nepal, Ganesh Ram Shreshtha And Kiran
- Man Singh
- Artificial Fishing Reef And Bait Technologies By Artisanal Fishermen Of
- South-west India, John Kadappuram. Part 3 Latin America: Regional
- Overview, Guillermo Rochabrun
- Peoples' Innovations In Housing Construction In Huancayo, Peru, Flor De
- Maria Monzon
- Technologies Of Survival In The Slums Of Santo Domingo, David Scott Luther
- Water, Myth, And Technology In A Peruvian Coastal Valley, Maria Teresa Ore
- And Guillermo Rochabrun
- Fire, Water And Innovation In Chilean Farming Communities, Waldo
- Bustamente Gomez
- From Three Stone Fires To Smokeless Stoves In Venezuela, Luis Miguel Abad
- The Adoption And Adaptation Of Solar Energy Technologies In The Bolivian
- Altiplano, Roxana Mercade Rodas
- Killing Artisanal Fishing With Kindness In Nicaragua, Octavio Tapia.