Simon Maxwell

Food, survival and appropriate development

'Food, survival and appropriate development' in D.P. Maguire (ed) Appropriate Development for Basic Needs, Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford, London 1991

This volume contains the proceedings of the conference on "Appropriate development for survival: the contribution of technology", held in London in October 1990. The first series of papers focus on appropriate development, i.e. a development process that is sustainable and effective in meeting the peoples' basic needs, and on the contribution of appropriate technology to this process. Constraints on, and prospects for appropriate technological development are discussed and related to food security, energy consumption and generation, water, sanitation and infrastructure. The management, planning and choice of technology are also considered. Detailed examinations of applications of appropriate technology for sustainable development in the energy, water and sanitation, and infrastructural sectors are included

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