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intermediate technology

noun [C or U]
 
 
ECONOMICS, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY industrial or agricultural processes that are based on resources and skills that are available in poorer countries: The concept of "intermediate technology" was introduced by the economist E F Schumacher in a report for the Indian Planning Commission in 1962. Many food crises could have been prevented by the application of relevant intermediate technology.
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