1. 01-01-1986 Over the centuries, the treadle has been the most common method of using the legs to produce power. Treadles are still common in the low-power range, especially for sewing machines. Historically, two treadles were used for some tasks, but even then the maximum output would have been quite small,...
  2. 01-01-1983 This study is an assessment of the "appropriateness" of biogas technology in meeting some of the needs of India's rural population. Such an assessment is quite complicated, despite claims that a biogas system is a simple village-level technology. While there is evidence that biogas systems have...
  3. 01-01-1993 *Available Only in Spanish This book provides information regarding agriculture translations in both English and Spanish. It also provides illastrations of vegetables, tools, plants, and animals. 2 Copies
  4. The alternative to digging a pit is to stack the wood above the ground and cover the stack with earth. This method is also very old and is widely used in many countries. One finds many variations of the basic method. Studies have been made in some countries to optimise the design. The Swedish...
  5. 01-01-1980 A Stirrup-Operated Coconut Graterprovides intructions and illustrations on how to build an effective coconut grater. Inclusion of the book, there are detailed instructions on how the stirrup-operated coconut grater. 28 pages, illustrated Rural Technology Guide 6
  6. 09-01-1976 This is the second in a set of three how-to manuals that together provide a comprehensive overview of storage problems and considerations as they relate to the small farmer. Vol 2 is is an in-depth study of two major enemies: insects and rodents. 169 pages, illustrations
  7. 01-01-1987 In many developing countries wood harvesting with hand tools continues on a large scale. With the shift of emphasis towards trees grown by rural people rather than forestry enterprises, it will gain in importance in the years to come. This training manual provides basic information on efficient...
  8. Small-Scale Food Processing describes the stages and equipment needed to process selected foods in each commoditiy and catalogues different sizes and types of equipment. There is also a chapter on packaging, which plays an essential part in the preservation, hygiene maintenance and marketing of a...
  9. Rasilimali Muhimu 01-01-1977 This comprehensive work features specific ways in which both developed and developing countries can introduce people-oriented technologies to all aspects of society. It is a revolutionary work in that it outlines some radical economic changes which must be made in the industrial world.
  10. 01-01-2005 Agricultural situation; Maize; Germplasm; Hybridization; Varieties; Management; Seed production; Technology; Farmers; Poverty; Chiapas; Mexico; Oaxaca