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Science, Technology and Society: Needs, Challenges and Limitations focuses on the role of science and technology in promoting development as well as its limitation in shaping the society. The text outlines the contributions that this field has provided in health, industries, agriculture, transportation, and communication. The book puts emphasis on the role of technologists and scientists in promoting development, such as in the fields of biology and medicine. The text notes the emergence of socio-economic problems in the sector of food and agriculture and how these problems can be solved by the application of agricultural technologies. Case studies in this regard that is presented in this book include fish handling and distribution, improving soil fertility, and feed resources for animal feeding. The role of science and technology in the management of water resources is noted, and the problems associated with the application of science and technology to water resources development are discussed. Science and technology has also played an important role in improving the quality of life in human settlements. The text is a valuable source of data for scientists and technologists who aim to improve science and technology and serve the interest of mankind.
Address on Behalf of the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Statement of UNCSTD Secretary-General
Science and Technology for Development - The Turning Point: Certain Imperatives for the Future
Historical and Cultural Perspectives of Science and Technology in the Development Process
Sociological Implications of Tradition and Change in Developing Countries
Structure and Performance of Science and Technology in the Development Process
Working Papers and Recommendations on Sectoral Areas:
Food and Agriculture:
Socio-Economic Problems and their Possible Solution in the Generation, Application and Transfer of Agricultural Technologies
Science and Technology in Agriculture as a Tool for Development-Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Tropical Health - World Health Organization
Natural Resources - Center for Natural Resources, Energy and Transport, United Nations
Natural Resources: Earth; Water and Marine
The Role of Science and Technology in Transport: Trends; State of the Art; Gaps and Solutions
The Application of Telecommunications Technology to Development
Population Issues for the Science and Technology Community
Science and Technology in Human Settlements
Science and Technology in Humid Tropical Ecosystems
Science, Technology, Environment and Development
Sustainable Energy Supplies for Our World
Industrialization and Capital Goods Production: A Developing Country Perspective
Scientific and Technological Information Systems for Development
Mobilizing Science and Technology to Increase Endogenous Capabilities in Developing Countries
Science, Technology and Development Planning
Science, Technology and Global Problems
Working Papers and Recommendations of Working Groups on Policy Issues:
Mobilizing Science and Technology for Increasing the Endogenous Capabilities in Developing Countries
Science, Technology and Development Planning: A Review of Key Issues
Interactions Between Science and Technology and Long-Term Global Problems: An International Policy Perspective
Concluding Remarks of Chairman
Statement of Chairman of ACAST to UNCSTD
Summary of Recommendations
I. Program Summary
II. List of Participants
III. List of ACAST Members
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- 1st January 1980
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