Appropriate Technology Asia

Our China programme

is currently located in Qinghai Province and has been fully operational there since November 2001.


We currently employ a multi-ethnic staff of five people, and our office is located in Xining, the Provincial capitol.


Qinghai forms part of the enormous Chinese Loess Plateau and soils are generally extremely fine, forming smoothly rounded hills that lie at altitudes of between 2,500 - 4,500 meters above sea level.


To the east, the smoothly rounded hills are dissected by deep perennial and seasonal water courses of varying size.