Abraham Maslow in his theory of motivation identified; food, clothing and shelter as the foundational needs of man.
Equality too, in the rustic society the basic needs of the people are food , clothing and shelter.
The endowments and process for accomplishing the said needs are all available within the local environment. For example the houses were largely mud houses with tached roofs .
The material to build the houses were fully available and sourced from the local environment.
Food was produced from the farms and as said before , the farming was largely subsistence in nature – to feed the family and the surplus was exchanged for items need through the trade by barter. The impliments for farming namely the hoe and cutlass was also fabricated within the community . The same applies to dane guns used for hunting expedition.
Clothings was produced locally by the weaving of wool.
The basic tioletries ; soap , chewing stick and onitments were also.produced locally using indigenous technology.
By the same token , health care management was through the use of herbs and plants available locally. The herbs can be ingested , inhaled or injected as the needs demand.
Since the industrial revolution production have become automated using machines.
This does not imply that the means of our local production are disingenuous as the effecacy of many of the herbs have been probed and proved under scientific condition and as such they are not disingenuous.
What is left for us to do is to preserve and improve on the local production processes.
What is left?
The major advantage of the industrial revolution is that it reduces the time for production and has helped to standardize production. As a result , fewer people are needed for the production of basic needs . This is the genesis of urbanization which has led to the migration of many rural dwellers to the cities in search for employment opportunities.