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

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Jose Antonio Gesti Canuto

UNICEF Publishes a Guidance Note on Professional Water Well Drilling

January 17, 2017

Africa has witnessed a tremendous increase in drilled water wells, or boreholes, over the last 20 years. Groundwater provides...

Rob Goodier

An Overdue Remodel of India’s Artisanal Fishing Industry

December 29, 2016

In 2004, the earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the tsunami it triggered splintered fishing villages along the coasts of...

Brett Abele

Field Report: The Redesign of a Modular Greenhouse in Mozambique

December 8, 2016

I arrived in Mozambique with my orders laid out, create proper data collection systems, interface potential customers, and work...


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