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Women and Technical Innovation in Asia

“In an effort to challenge the common view that women passively respond to technology, the Do It Herself: Women and Technical Innovation in Asia research project, funded by UNIFEM, the Ford Foundation, and other organizations, was conceived to examine women’s contributions to technical innovations at a grassroots level.  Appleton features twenty-two descriptions of case studies covering technologies such as land reclamation in Bangladesh, pottery technology in Kenya, and banana drying in Bolivia. […] Read the full article »

Farmer First Workshop at IDS

“In July 1987, some 50 social and natural scientists of roughly equal numbers met at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, UK, for a workshop on ‘Farmers and Agricultural Research: Complementary Methods’, later more generally known as the ‘Farmer First’ workshop. That workshop marked a key moment in the development of approaches to farmer participation in agricultural research and extension, drawing together experiences from a diverse range of individuals and organisations from both North and South. Read the full article »

ILO Report ‘Blending of New and Traditional Technologies’

ILO submits a report on ‘Blending of New and Traditional Technologies’ to The UN Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development

At its Third Session (New York, February 1-8, 1983), the Advisory Committee considered the Report of the Los Baños Panel from 1982 on the integration of ‘new’ and ‘traditional’ technologies. In addition to recommending that interested governments and concerned organisations initiate pioneer and pilot projects on integration, the Committee urged that existing experiments and case studies be reviewed to draw lessons from the successes and failures of such past and ongoing activities in both developed and developing countries. 

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Work within CGIAR using participatory approaches

Work within CGIAR system on technology development using participatory approaches, controversial though they were, gave empirical evidence of how participatory methods had been effective in influencing the priorities and content of research and extension programme.  Read the full article »

UN panel meets to explore ‘technology blending’

A Panel of the UN Advisory Committee on Science & Technology for Development (ACSTD) held at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, in 1982 looked upon the integration of newly emerging and traditional technologies as a ’new frontier’ in technology application in developing society. The panel papers focused on the marriage of newly emerging and traditional technologies and were subsequently published in a volume (Weizsäcker et al. 1983) later followed up by ACSTD, ILO, and UNIDO in 1984.

Source: von Weizsäcker, E.U., Swaminathan, M.S., and Lemma, A (eds) (1983) New Frontiers in Technology Application: Integration of Emerging and Traditional Technologies, Dublin: Tycooly International Publishing Ltd

Herrera ‘Modern and Traditional Technologies’

Herrera, A. (1975), ‘Modern and Traditional Technologies: An Approach to the Generation of Technologies Appropriate for Rural Areas’. Mimeo, Brighton, UK: Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Read the full article »

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