Brik and Eaglelife,
Just to say I have been asked to head up an R&D centre aiming at developing products for the third world. This will have a spinoff to assist clusters of families wanting to be more self sufficient.
My first project planned will be a solar powered chicken breeder which will allow a bunch of families to keep themselves in meat and eggs.
If you or anyone else wants to discuss this further, maybe we could meet on Skype, just shoot an email to the address on my profile.