Criteria for design of a new technology
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COCK, J.H. 1979. Criteria for design of a new technology. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, CO. 10 p.
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The criteria for technology design are as follows: suitable for areas presently marginal for agricultural production; low inputs; give a nonperishable product for transportation; simple to transfer and easy to manage, requiring minimal changes in the traditional systein, Some problems that are being dealt with include low yield and yield potential, control of diseases, pests and weeds, inadequate agronomic practices, HCN content, rapid postharvest deterioration and nutritional quality. (CIAT)