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Special Series Focuses on Appropriate Technology in Africa

Inexpensive available resources can help alleviate poverty

Appropriate technology is a way for a group of people to use inexpensive local resources to create job opportunities and meet their needs. The products created are easy to build and maintain.

Our series introduces the concept of appropriate technology and presents successful examples of its use in Africa. Check our online stories on irrigation in eastern Africa, rainwater tanks in Uganda, fuel-efficient stoves in Sudan, and wind power in Ghana.