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Publisher’s Comments and Table of Contents – June 2024

Publisher’s Comments and Table of Contents – June 2024

| 27th June 2024

Welcome to the Appropriate Technology June 2024 issue. The June 2024 issue of Appropriate Technology highlights innovations and time-tested practices reshaping our world, emphasising sustainability and the innovative spirit driving global progress. Covering agriculture, energy, health, housing, technology, and distributed manufacturing, each article tackles critical contemporary challenges. In Agriculture & Food, three key topics are […]

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Global Development Awards Competition 2024

Global Development Awards Competition 2024

| 29th May 2024

The 2024 edition of the Global Development Awards Competition was launched a short while ago, and we are sending out a last call for applications for the same. The theme for this edition is ‘Sustainable Climate Action for Human-Centered Development’ and the date for submission has been extended to 16th June 2024 (6:00 PM Indian Standard Time). The awards will feature two […]

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Publisher’s Comments and Table of Contents – March 2024

Publisher’s Comments and Table of Contents – March 2024

| 12th April 2024

Welcome to the Appropriate Technology March 2024 issue. Water emerges as a significant theme within this edition of Appropriate Technology. We present a summarised report on the status of sanitation in Malawi. This looks at pit latrines which are an affordable sanitation option crucial for reducing open defecation. However, the increase of pit latrines, often […]

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Blue Sands Foundation

Blue Sands Foundation

| 14th February 2024

Blue Sands Foundation, a non-profit organisation backed by Russell IPM, commenced its operations in Gambia by drilling a borehole to supply clean water to 100 households in vulnerable communities. As an additional benefit, a portion of the water was directed to the vegetable gardens tended by the women of the community. In a video, they […]

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Publisher’s Comments and Table of Contents – December 2023

Publisher’s Comments and Table of Contents – December 2023

| 20th December 2023

Welcome to the Appropriate Technology December 2023 issue.In this issue of Appropriate Technology, we welcome Marianne Comparet, co-founder and Director at the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases, London, to our editorial board.Andy Crump, Editorial Board member, reports on the agrifood sector which continues to make remarkable strides; it is imperative to recognise and address […]

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Publisher’s Comment and Table of Contents – September 2023

Publisher’s Comment and Table of Contents – September 2023

| 22nd September 2023

Welcome to the Appropriate Technology September 2023 issue. Firstly, we would like to express our gratitude to Colin Ley, who assumed the role of Editor for Appropriate Technology (AT) magazine with September 2019 Vol 46 Nr.3 issue. We commend him for his dedicated hard work, enthusiasm, and commitment during his tenure as Editor. He published […]

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Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – June 2023

Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – June 2023

| 1st June 2023

Amazing resilienceThe resilience of relief and support workers around the world never ceases to amaze, especially when a new crisis emerges with all its added demands on people and resources in the affected region.Sadly, we’re once again confronting just such a crisis with all that is happening in Sudan. While I’m in no way qualified […]

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Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – March 2023

Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – March 2023

| 28th March 2023

Volume 50 and counting This is a landmark moment for Appropriate Technology as we publish the first issue of our Volume 50 year. As the accompanying image of our inaugural magazine shows, presentation has changed quite a lot over the years. Sadly, judging by some of the early editorials, many of the challenges that face […]

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Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – December 2022

Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – December 2022

| 16th December 2022

Room for positives At the end of a year which has been so traumatic for so many, it’s good to realise that there is still progress being made by development and relief agencies and positives to be acknowledged in many parts of the world. Global conflicts, not only in Ukraine, have inflicted immense suffering on […]

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Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – September 2022

Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – September 2022

| 25th September 2022

A deadly reality For most of us, climate change remains a threat to our future and to that of the generations that will follow us, as they face the challenge of caring for this Earth of ours. For the people of Pakistan, however, the impact of climate change is already a deadly reality, measured in […]

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