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Non-high tech solutions to food supply problems The use of land rights and intermediate technology solutions
An intermediate technology scheme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shwGBLYR2dM
Intermediate Technology and land reforms What problems do Action aid claim to exist in India? Take notes on how land rights have helped people in Chemakolli Take notes on how small scale enterprises and intermediate technology help in Kukri Mukri Locate both places on a map
Appropriate or Intermediate Technology Your case study from your book is Kukri Mukri - a small island in the Ganges delta of Bangladesh. This is a rice farming subsistence area with poor access to local markets. Action Aid worked with these people on many ways, but one of those was to provide classes in literacy, duck breeding, introducing new crops and intermediate technology pumps. This involved drilling tube wells for villages that did not have access to fresh water. Once the wells were drilled down to unpolluted ground water layers the technology t raise the water is simple and robust. The pump can be run without expensive water supplies and maintenence can be done by local people. Spares are cheap. I think this is really useful - http://www.atasia.org.uk/web/default.aspx
High tech or non high tech? Which do you prefer? For where? Which startegy for raising food production is best for the environment? For producing food? For sustainability? For local people? For the global food production markets?