Appropriate Technology Characteristics

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  • Appropriate Technology Characterisitic
    • Local, cheap materials are used
    • Products are cheap and easy to make with Local Skills and Tools
    • Technology is Low-Tech and doesn't require parts/expertise from MEDCs
    • Doesn't damage the environemt
    • Local people are involved in decision - not MEDC companies
    • The scheme benefits local people's quality of life in a lasting way - e.g more food, fresh, clean water etc. If there are any profits, they go to local people
    • Will not increase a country's debt or require loans
    • Schemes are labour-intensive, so provide a lot of local people with jobs


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