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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 “This article postulates a new approach to development from the point of view of technological requirements.  Its basic characteristics would be an objective of satisfying basic needs such as food, shelter, health and education: development based on indigenous natural and human resources: new technologies which are not socially disruptive, allowing a smooth continuous transition from traditional societies to better forms of social organisation; and the objective of the rational management of the environment as a guideline of economic and social development.  The minimum necessary pre-condition of this new approach is the existence of the political will to improve, as fast as materially possible, the situation of the submerged part of societies.” (O’Keefe and Howes, 1979: 54)

 

Sources:

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

O’Keefe, L. and Howes, M. ‘A Select Annotated Bibliography: Indigenous Technical Knowledge in Development’, In Rural Development: Whose Knowledge Counts? IDS Bulletin 10.2: 51-58

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