appropriate technology

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A technology which evolves or is developed in response to a particular set of needs, and in accordance with prevailing circumstances (Intermediate Techn. Dev. Group); ‘a development strategy that would be appropriate to the material, technical, and organizational resources of nations poor but proud, and that at the same time would enhance local and national autonomy’ (Brown (1979) Dev. Econs. 17, 1).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Sociology.

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