small-scale farmers

Small-scale farmers in Namibia benefit from the Hippo Roller

A recent report from the Auas Rotary Club in Windhoek, Namibia shows how small-scale farmers are benefiting from the use of Hippo Rollers. 35 Hippo Rollers were donated to a community in Northern Namibia and already they are reaping the benefits. One of the main problems with subsistence farming in this area is water availability. Most often people have to walk …

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10 Cases of Appropriate Technology 

The Hippo Roller is frequently cited as an example of Appropriate Technology (AP), as is the case in this article. According to Wikipedia AP is “an ideological movement encompassing technological choice and application that is small-scale, decentralized, labor-intensive, energy-efficient, environmentally sound, and locally autonomous.”  It’s worth quoting the full description of the Hippo Roller in …

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