This issue shares some of the good ideas for practical improvements in development sent in for the Millennium Competition, together with some other ideas, which have either been shared or requested by Footsteps readers. Many of these ideas are not necessarily new – they have simply been adapted to fit a particular local need. This is the reason for the term appropriate technology. Not all new technologies are useful – many may not be appropriate at all. However, having the confidence to take an idea, adapt it, test it and adapt it again until it meets the local need, is very important. Then a new technology becomes an appropriate technology.
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