Cycling helps rural economy in a sustainable way, some examples from the Third World

Senadeera, Wijitha (2006) Cycling helps rural economy in a sustainable way, some examples from the Third World. In 2nd Thinking on two Wheels Cycling Conference, 16th January 2006, Adelaide, Australia.


Emission control is critical to slowdown global warming, reducing diseases in respiratory system and cardio-vascular systems. This is common for both developed and developing countries. It is proved that pedal powered operations generate no air pollution, no green house gases and little noise pollution. Also it is an efficient and environmentally sustainable energy form for transport and other operations and helps to reduce cholesterol, obesity, diabetics and depression.

Common method of pedal power usage is known as cycling, in sport, recreational and health activities. There are other cycling applications found in third world which helps to boost their economy specially in the rural sector. Improving the efficiency of non-motorized processing operations is vital for the rural economy.

In this paper, some applications of pedal power in processing operations are reviewed for the sustainability in the agro-food industry. Opportunities with other operations are also discussed.

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ID Code: 12955
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified (110699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 08:10

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