ERIC Number: ED242881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Remote Areas Development Manual. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Reprint No. R-36.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This manual, developed for use by Peace Corps volunteers, attempts to help development counselors to understand the needs of remote-area groups and to provide for those needs through effective self-help projects. The projects covered are those that can solve most effectively, on the village level, the most pressing problems. The manual is written in as nontechnical language as possible and provides background information and step-by-step directions for many projects, illustrated with line drawings. Topics covered by the manual are agronomy, horticulture, entomology, animal husbandry, veterinary medicine, agriculture, home industries, self-help engineering (making tools and equipment), and measurements and conversations. In addition, a background information section is provided for the counselor, dealing with cultural anthropology, sociology, education, and the effects of climate on plant and animal growth. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Production, Agricultural Skills, Agricultural Supplies, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Community Development, Demonstration Programs, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equipment, Fertilizers, Field Crops, Grains (Food), Hand Tools, Harvesting, Herbicides, Horticulture, Land Use, Livestock, Pesticides, Plant Growth, Postsecondary Education, Practical Arts, Program Development, Program Implementation, Rural Development, Rural Extension, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Vocational Education, Weeds
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Note: Compiled by Community Development Counselling Services, Inc. Parts of this document may not reproduce well due to light type.