Articles by Keyword: Appropriate Technology

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  1. Management of Forestry Research to Improve Knowledge Utilisation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Knowledge has become the industry that supplies to the economy the essential resource of production. This paper looks at knowledge and where it fits into the task of managing research, technology transfer and technological innovation.
  2. Introduction of Producer Gas as an Alternative Fuel—South African Case Example of a Programme for Applying Technology

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    A techno-economic assessment of the potential of producer gas as an alternative fuel, taking into account local biomass availability. costs. requirements of industry and agriculture, and available technology and equipment was promising.
  3. A test of an autonomous underwater vehicle as a monitoring tool in shallow water

    A test of an autonomous underwater vehicle as a monitoring tool in shallow water

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    The utility of micro-autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to detect hydrographic features that concentrate phytoplankton cells was evaluated during a study in a shallow tidal estuary. This study represented the first field test of Rangerâ„¢, a micro-AUV adapted for environmental applications...
  4. Trade Preferences, Economies of Scale and Dynamic Productivity Upgrading in African Manufacturing Firms: The Production Technology–Institutional Context Nexus

    Trade Preferences, Economies of Scale and Dynamic Productivity Upgrading in African Manufacturing Firms: The Production Technology–Institutional Context Nexus

    Economic justification for the idea that a trade preference incentive can, through its enhanced market facility, bring about dynamic productivity gains to beneficiary firms is rooted in the logic of economies of scale. Under the assumption that this scale driven...
  5. Emigrant's Transfers in Senegal: The Role of ICT

    Emigrant's Transfers in Senegal: The Role of ICT

    In 2011, remittances from Senegalese migrants constituted 86%1 of the funds required for the daily survival of recipient households. In this paper, we try to analyse the role of ICT in Senegalese emigrant's transfers through its impact on the household's...
  6. Studying Issues Related to Industry and Technology: A Journey into Interdisciplinarity

    Studying Issues Related to Industry and Technology: A Journey into Interdisciplinarity

    No research can be perfect without an interdisciplinary approach, especially in studies related to industry, which is the most dynamic of all societal aspects. Industry is sensitive to socio-economic and political scenarios. The legal system also is not free from...
  7. Towards a Technology Policy for Renewable Energy Development in Africa: A Systems of Innovation Perspective

    Towards a Technology Policy for Renewable Energy Development in Africa: A Systems of Innovation Perspective

    The objective of this paper is to use the systems of innovation (SI) perspective to describe how African countries might increase their rates of access to electricity, and by extension their capacity for broad-based industrialization, through renewable energy. The paper...
  8. On the Links between Sustainable Wellbeing and Electric Energy Consumption

    On the Links between Sustainable Wellbeing and Electric Energy Consumption

    Access to electric energy is one of the drivers of wellbeing and universal access to energy has recently been identified as an important goal in the international community. A data-driven analysis of electric energy consumption and subjective wellbeing indicators is...
  9. Adoption of Agricultural Innovations: The Case of Improved Sweet Potato in Wedza Community of Zimbabwe

    Adoption of Agricultural Innovations: The Case of Improved Sweet Potato in Wedza Community of Zimbabwe

    The smallholder farming sector plays an important role in agricultural production. However this sector is constrained by vulnerability to climatic variations, inadequate access to farming inputs, inappropriate technologies and limited access to markets. There have been concerted efforts by various...
  10. ICT Adoption, Capabilities Development and Innovation Processes in Argentina: An Employment Approach

    ICT Adoption, Capabilities Development and Innovation Processes in Argentina: An Employment Approach

    The discussion on innovation and the adoption of new information and communication technologies (ICT) and their impact on economic growth and development have flared up in the past few years. This debate has become increasingly relevant mostly in emerging countries...