22 U.S. Code § 2151e - Appropriate technology
(a) In carrying out activities under this part, the President shall place special emphasis on the use of relatively smaller, cost-saving, labor-using technologies that are generally most appropriate for the small farms, small businesses, and small incomes of the poor.
(b) Funds made available to carry out this part should be used to the extent practicable for activities in the field of appropriate technology, including support of an expanded and coordinated private effort to promote the development and dissemination of appropriate technology in developing countries.
Source(Pub. L. 87–195, pt. I, § 107, as added Pub. L. 94–161, title III, § 306(2),Dec. 20, 1975, 89 Stat. 859; amended Pub. L. 95–424, title I, § 107,Oct. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 947.)
A prior section 2151e,Pub. L. 87–195, pt. I, § 107, as added Pub. L. 93–189, § 2(3),Dec. 17, 1973, 87 Stat. 715, authorized additional appropriations of $39,000,000 for fiscal years 1974, and 1975, for assistance to select countries and organizations in support of general economy of recipient countries as for development programs conducted by private international organizations, prior to repeal by section 306(1) ofPub. L. 94–161. See section 2151d of this title.
1978—Pub. L. 95–424designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), substituted provisions mandating that the President place special emphasis on the use of relatively smaller, cost-saving, labor-using technologies generally more appropriate for small farms, small businesses and small incomes of the poor, for provisions authorizing the use of $20,000,000 for activities in the field of intermediate technology, directing the Agency for International Development to prepare a proposal to carry out this section and to keep Congress informed, and to implement such proposal, and added subsec. (b).
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 95–424effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 605 ofPub. L. 95–424, set out as a note under section 2151 of this title.
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