Scaling Up

6 " Scaling up " is a phrase that sums on a large scale , forcing engineers to engineering , and scientific activity . up the work of the industrial chemist redesign equipment and prompting Until the last half of the nineteenth and ...

Author: John A. Heitmann

Publisher: Chemical Heritage Foundation

ISBN: 9780941901017

Category: Science

Page: 24

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This tribute to the engineers who transformed laboratory reactions into large production facilities focuses on petroleum refining and penicillin production. The book accompanies CHF's traveling exhibit by the same name.

Scaling Up in Agriculture Rural Development and Nutrition

The good news is that typically by focusing on these factors as part of the scaling-up challenge, constraints to sustainability are also addressed. • Risk taking. Scaling up generally involves taking risks. Aside from exogenous risks ...

Author: Johannes F. Linn

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 089629675X

Category: Social Science

Page: 48

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Scaling Up

... MODES 20 systems (ranging from spacecraft to medical technology) Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. ScalingUp:AResearchAgendaforSoftwareEngineering Research Modes 19.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309041317

Category: Computers

Page: 100

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Large and growing opportunity costs are resulting from the inability to produce sophisticated, reliable software in a timely manner. Software engineering presents stubborn problems, but in this book, a group of experts suggest several constructive directions for research. Together, they support the need for greater interaction between researchers and practitioners and more aggressive efforts to share and reuse software engineering knowledge.

Scaling Up Scaling Down

Some of these changes fit the various categories of qualitative and quantitative scaling up mentioned by Uvin (1995) and the remainder of this chapter will discuss them accordingly. QUANTITATIVE SCALING UP NBPP began with a large-scale ...

Author: Thomas J. Marchione

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134390904

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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The individual and institutional capacities required for the prevention and reduction of nutritional insecurity and hunger in lesser-developed countries as the twenty-first century approaches are identified in this book. Household nutritional "security" can be defined as the successful The essays in this book champion the idea of increasing, or scaling up, grass roots operations to provide nutritional security, while scaling down the efforts of national and international institutions. Scaling up involves strengthening local capacities to improve and expand upon current successful programs by building upon existing local culture and organizations. This, in turn, enables the programs to strengthen relationships with national governments, international bilateral/multilateral donors, as well as non-governmental organizations. Scaling down concerns the ways and means by which these various organizations encourage and complement the local development. Therefore, as local capacities are scaled up, the national/international control over decisions and functions is, ideally, scaled down. The volume also directly addresses the resultant complication: how to create programs that are both culturally specific and that will flourish well into the future.

Scaling Up of Microbial Electrochemical Systems

Scaling-up of the system has been one viable option that has the true potential in realizing a design that can be put for commercial use. In all possibilities, the aim of scaling up a bioelectrochemical system is to select a set of ...

Author: Dipak Ashok Jadhav

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323907660

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Scaling Up of Microbial Electrochemical Systems: From Reality to Scalability is the first book of its kind to focus on scaling up of microbial electrochemical systems (MES) and the unique challenges faced when moving towards practical applications using this technology. This book emphasizes an understanding of the current limitations of MES technology and suggests a way forward towards onsite applications of MES for practical use. It includes the basics of MES as well as success stories and case studies of MES in the direction of practical applications. This book will give a new direction to energy researchers, scientists and policymakers working on field applications of microbial electrochemical systems—microbial fuel cells, microbial electrolysis cells, microbial electrosynthesis cells, and more. Promotes the advancement of microbial electrochemical systems, from lab scale to field applications Illustrates the challenges of scaling up using successive case studies Provides the basics of MES technology to help deepen understanding of the subject Addresses lifecycle analysis of MES technology to allow comparison with other conventional methods

Scaling Up Affordable Health Insurance

However, the beginning of the fourth phase, SHI scalingup, occurs at different points in time, somewhere between 1968 and 2000. FIGURE 10.10 Chronology of Main SHI Phases in Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Ecuador Source: ...

Author: Alexander S. Preker

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821385798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 778

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This book presents an in-depth review on the role of health care financing in improving access for low-income populations to needed care, protecting them from the impoverishing effects of illness, and addressing the important issues of social exclusion in government financed programs.

Scaling up Solutions for Farmers

Chapter 13 Success Stories from Scaling-up Initiatives with State Governments and Corporate in India, China and Thailand Suhas P. Wani and K. V. Raju Abstract Science of development or research for development (R4D) is in the central ...

Author: Suhas P. Wani

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030779351

Category: Science

Page: 497

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This book provides a unique account of cross-sectoral innovations through efficient partnerships based on the hands-on experience of internationally renowned contributors specialised in the field of Science of Delivery. The challenges and lessons learned from large development initiatives based in Asia, and from the work undertaken by international research institutions, such as the FAO, are brought together in this book to benefit development agencies, policy makers, corporates, post graduate students, farmers’ organizations, and those involved in supplying agricultural inputs and/or buying agricultural produce, particularly in developing countries within Asia and Africa. Through a number of case studies the book describes how the consortium approach of capacity building for equitable and efficient benefits, collective action, and convergence, will benefit millions of small farm-holders in different regions of Asia

Scaling Up Disruptive Agricultural Technologies in Africa

Furthermore, the stocktaking database had a special focus on the scale of DAT operations; that is, it focused on DATs that have a proven business model and are poised to scale up rapidly. This is distinct from as well as complementary ...

Author: Jeehye Kim

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464815224

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 114

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This study—which includes a pilot intervention in Kenya—aims to further the state of knowledge about the emerging trend of disruptive agricultural technologies (DATs) in Africa, with a focus on supply-side dynamics. The first part of the study is a stocktaking analysis to assess the number, scope, trend, and characteristics of scalable disruptive technology innovators in agriculture in Africa. From a database of 434 existing DAT operations, the analysis identified 194 as scalable. The second part of the study is a comparative case study of Africa’s two most successful DAT ecosystems in Kenya and Nigeria, which together account for half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s active DATs. The objective of these two case studies is to understand the successes, challenges, and opportunities faced by each country in fostering a conducive innovation ecosystem for scaling up DATs. The case study analysis focuses on six dimensions of the innovation ecosystem in Kenya and Nigeria: finance, regulatory environment, culture, density, human capital, and infrastructure. The third part of the study is based on the interactions and learnings from a pilot event to boost the innovation ecosystem in Kenya. The Disruptive Agricultural Technology Innovation Knowledge and Challenge Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, brought together more than 300 key stakeholders from large technology companies, agribusiness companies, and public agencies; government representatives and experts from research and academic institutions; and representatives from financial institutions, foundations, donors, and venture capitalists. Scaling Up Disruptive Agricultural Technologies in Africa concludes by establishing that DATs are demonstrating early indications of a positive impact in addressing food system constraints. It offers potential entry points and policy recommendations to facilitate the broader adoption of DATs and improve the overall food system.

Informing Future Interventions for Scaling up Sustainable Land Management

scaling-up. and. aspects. to. avoid. Sustainability plans should be initiated during SLM project inception involving in particular local beneficiary communities. These should propose strategies to ensure that land users gain benefits ...

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 40

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The review was conducted with the aim to provide guidance for future engagement/investments, in particular in the context of recent AU declarations on agriculture and on land restoration by NEPAD, GEF, TerrAfrica, the Great Green Wall Initiative for the Sahel and Sahara (GGWISS), UN agencies and other donors. This paper provides an abridged summary of the findings for easier access by country policy / decision makers, agencies, development partners and donors, as a basis for informing future interventions for scaling-up sustainable land management (SLM).