Lack of specialized technology

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Unavailability of modern equipment
Lack of modern equipment
Insufficient modern technology
Undeveloped specialized techniques
Outmoded production techniques
Simplistic production techniques

[Developing countries] Although complex labour-saving machinery and new technological methods are capable of being adapted to meet the requirements of developing villages and increase their productivity, the people of some communities still prepare and harvest their crops using a simple machete. The distribution of technology appropriate to a given local situation is difficult to coordinate. Many communities are restricted both by their remoteness and the limited flow of available cash: there is often no obvious way for a community to develop its own appropriate technology or to create ways to purchase, borrow and utilize private or government sources of equipment.

Rural people know of the existence of more sophisticated technology equipment, but they cannot believe they would have the opportunity to own and use it themselves. There is no transport available, and people walk to and from town carrying virtually all of their purchases and market goods on their heads or over their shoulders. The time-consuming physical labour needed to sustain the basic necessities of life leaves residents with little energy to engage in other meaningful work or activity, and the cost of industrial and agricultural machinery is prohibitive. But far more important than these factors is the low value which villagers place on their own energy as a human resource.

Related Problems:
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST