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Datt R.,BAC | Jha S.K.,National Dairy Research Institute | Tak A.-U.-M.,National Dairy Research Institute | Salaria N.,IVRI
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge | Year: 2014

The study was conducted to explore the specific attributes of few selected dairy based innovations developed at grassroots across India. For this particular study, the 'case study' method was adopted. A total of nine dairy based innovations developed at grassroots, across different parts of India were selected, purposively. The uniqueness of these innovations lie in the fact that they are based on the particular culture from which they emanate and are based on the local wisdom. This study revealed that all dairy based innovations developed by farmers were having greater utility than other available options; because these innovations were developed, keeping in view the needs of farmers. Further, these were also found to be and found sustainable, because these innovations were developed, using local materials and wisdom. The costs of all nine innovations were found to be less than other available technologies in the market. Majority of selected innovations were found to be profitable except that of "Mixed Forestry", wherein farmers get profit after long time and after involving hard work and investments. All selected innovations were found to be compatible to needs of the local farmers. Six out of nine innovations as developed by the respondents were not commercialized, because of the inability of farmers in converting the innovations into marketable products, coupled with less demonstrability of these innovations. Source

Valdes i Lopez M.,Barcelona City Council | Fernandez-Armesto M.,Infrastructure Management | Gabas Masip A.,Barcelona City Council | Raventos I Fornos J.,BAC
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures | Year: 2015

Being located in the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona is a historic city with a dense and compact urban grid facing the challenges of a productive and dynamic city of the 21st century. In 2007 after a series of crises related to hazards, the 3Ss project, a diagnose process to identify weak points and related risks for several infrastructures was developed. However, merely diagnosing would not bring real value to the city unless this analysis was integrated into a resilience strategy, the TISU, which was launched in 2009. Comprising more than 40 improvement projects, involving 37 different partners and lead by a coordination team, it is an ongoing project focused on the reduction of urban vulnerability trough a constant improvement of the reliance and continuity of the city's services supply, as well as it represents an example of public-private partnership. Copyright © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source

Hermans P.,BAC | Clasen R.,BAC | Detmers F.,BAC
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News | Year: 2012

In summary, the EPEA tag, in combination with the CaptureSelect C-tag affinity matrix, is providing an alternative to existing technologies to facilitate the routine purification and analysis of proteins during R&D. © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Source

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