Workshops in the rural areas of developing countries can rangefrom a wattle and daub shack set up under a tree by the roadside, toa much more sophisticated brick building which may even haveelectricity laid ,on. But whatever the standard of the building use, ifthe workshop is to be of practicai use, it has to have suitable toolsand equipment.This book is a guide to anyone who wishes to equip a workshop,from the basic tools required for a one or two man carpentry work-shop without.power to the more sophisticated ertablishment requiringpower equipment for both wood and metal working. Only well-known and reliable equipment is listed here, and the prices givenmay soon be out of date, but they give an inexperienced person someidea of the budget required for~a particuiar size of workshop.The tools specified are all, illustrated and workshop layouts aresuggested.There are also photographs of various sizesof workshop indi,fferent countries, as well as some pictures of farming equipmentthat has been manufactured at some of the workshops. Suppliers’addresses re also given in an appendix.This publication will be of immense value to any practical fieldworker involved in the rural areas of developing countries.John Boyd is an agricultural engineer with wide experience ofdeveloping countries. From 1972 to 1976 he was AgriculturalProjects Officer of the Intermediate Technology Development Group.During that time he advised on tropical farm mechanisation andsmall scale engineering projects. His published works include
Toolsfor Agriculture: A Buyer’s Guide to Low Cost Farm Implements:Eight Simple Surveying Levels;
Report on Farm EgwipmentDevelopment Project, Dawdawa, Nigeria
(Intermediate TechnologyPublications).Steve Bonnist, John Collett, Tony Mallett and Harold Pearsonalsocontributed to this publication and are members of the IntermediateTechnology Development Group.ISBN 0 90303145 0intermediate Technology Publications Ltd.
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