National Center for Appropriate Technology
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is an American organization headquartered in Butte, Montana, that is dedicated to appropriate technology and sustainability. Projects specifically deal with sustainable energy, sustainable agriculture and food, sustainable living, farm energy, and climate change.
It carries out projects within the United States, especially in poor rural areas. It has regional offices in Davis, California, Fayetteville, Arkansas, San Antonio, Texas, Des Moines, Iowa, Jackson, Mississippi, and Forty Fort, Pennsylvania.
NCAT operates ATTRA (attra.ncat.org), a national sustainable agriculture assistance program. It shares technical information and facilitates networking (personal/business) to help local farmers succeed. Its name was originally an acronym for "Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas".
- Small Business Technology Transfer programs, which are usually connected with Small Business Innovation Research programs (for example, the USDA agricultural SBIR)
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