Average farm machinery use in Africa is among the lowest in the world.
The incentives to bring manufacturing back to the US will affect productivity, but in ways that might be surprising.
Manufacturing firms exposed to increased Chinese competition employed fewer female production workers than men.
Graphene is superstrong and superconductive, and it has applications in everything from construction to electronics. But to date there have been almost no commercial uses of the material.
Historians will pinpoint Biden’s decision on 7 October 2022 as the moment at which US and Chinese technology decoupling became inevitable.
The barriers and benefits to reviving the UK textile industry.
How to spot the changes made to goods and services as a result of rising costs.
Cement is responsible for more than 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Its emissions doubled over the past two decades, and demand is still rising fast.
South Africa should ensure that changes to energy efficient vehicles is done in a way that creates jobs and protects workers.
Semiconductor chips are electronic devices that store and process information. Today they can contain billions of microscopic switches on a chip smaller than a fingernail.
Before the pandemic, our cities had a simple plan: let population growth drive economic activity. But the world is changing and the perpetual growth mindset has to change with it.
The Ajaokuta steel plant stands unused after 40 years of construction and US$8 billion in investment.
Learning lessons from the past could help reduce the impact of future industrialization.
Our interviews with ex-automotive workers reveal how economic change interrupts lives, casting people into new worlds of precarious work and long, indefinite journeys in search of security.
Only 13% of US solar industry jobs are currently in manufacturing. The Biden administration hopes the sector will grow fast, but that might not be so simple.
Australia can afford to transform Australian manufacturing into an economically viable, environmentally sustainable and job-creating sector. To do that, we need a strategic and long-term approach.
From fibre to fabric. The process of making textiles has been important to humans for almost 35,000 years.
3D printing doesn’t need high-volume centralised production and large inventory stocking.
The cooperation should strengthen institutions and rally private entities to fund public projects.
New production methods, consumer trends and good ideas have the potential to bring manufacturing back into city centres. Can it coexist with housing?