Underutilized Capabilities in the Transfer of New Generic Technologies from Sweden to the Developing Countries

  • Carl-Göran Hedén


Eighty-five per cent of the world’s population live in poor countries, but they only use between one-third and one-quarter of the energy and one-third of the metals. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has repeatedly expressed deep concern about future food supply, because no less than 35 per cent of the area suitable for cultivation has been largely destroyed by soil erosion and salination. Even worse, it is likely to decline by 21 per cent over the next 20 years, and this will happen as fish catches drop by perhaps 10 per cent or so.


Generic Technology Entrepreneurial Spirit International Development Research Deep Ocean Water International Development Research Centre 
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