Engineering for Change

Interest: Agriculture

870 million people worldwide are chronically undernourished. Irrigating crops is a simple solution that can double the amount of food a farm produces. But as much as 80 percent of farmland worldwide is not irrigated. Tested machines and new innovations meet that need and others on the farm. From pumps powered by diesel or the sun, drip tubes, mobile apps for weather and market information, low-cost utility vehicles, shellers, driers and much more, innovative design is putting more food on the world’s tables.

Interest: Agriculture

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Rob Goodier

A “solar hooter” protects southern Indian farms from animal raids

June 12, 2017

A low-cost “solar hooter” may keep animal intruders at bay on southern Indian farms. The device flashes a light...

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Temesgen Gebeyehu

Ethiopia’s 8028 Hotline: Aiding farmers through text and interactive voice messages

May 28, 2017

Ethiopia’s new 8028 Hotline has handled a deluge of calls from farmers looking for agricultural information. The Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency’s...

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Rob Goodier

Artificially intelligent traps alert farmers of insect invasions

May 24, 2017

A new bug trap in development applies artificial intelligence to the ages-old problem of pest control on farms. AgroPestAlert,...

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Rob Goodier

Bees vs. elephants: From Chad to South Africa, beehive fences deter African elephants from crops

May 23, 2017

African farmers have dug deep into their arsenals for tools to turn back elephants on midnight crop raids. Guns,...

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Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar

C-Innova Demonstrates How Partnerships Benefit Grassroots Movements in Colombia

April 19, 2017

Engineering for Change ahora publicara artículos en Español para nuestros seguidores en America Latina. Lea este reportaje aquí. Values at odds The...

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Rob Goodier

The New Digital and Mechanical Tools on African Farms

April 14, 2017

A wave of agricultural machines and digital applications for farmers is swelling in Sub-Saharan Africa. This innovation, spilling from...

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Rob Goodier

The versatile AgRover is like the Swiss Army knife of African farm trucks

April 11, 2017

A newly minted workshop in Lagos, Nigeria, is manufacturing some of the most versatile farm trucks on the planet....

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Rob Goodier

A solar thermal aerator prototype could improve aquaculture in developing countries

March 7, 2017

A low-cost solar fish pond aerator could boost yields in most of the world’s aquaculture operations. Most artificial ponds...

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Rob Goodier

Open source geospatial maps and cheap new tools improve farming in Africa

March 2, 2017

Aerial drones, crowds of folks gathering soil samples and new analysis techniques combine as pieces in digital maps that...

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Jessica Pothering

As Costs Fall, Designers Take a New Look at Solar Irrigation

February 22, 2017

Ten years ago, off-grid solar power wasn’t even a blip on the radar. Thanks to significant advancements in solar...

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Latest Comments

  • great topic to be involved in. am an electrical engineer in africa...this is a game changer

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  • Nice article. I really enjoyed while reading your article. We proud of our Indian people who have invented these innovations. People need to know the innovations invented by Indians. So that they feel proud of our nation. https://fusion.werindia.com/innovation Here all of you go through the unknown...

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