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

Devices for More Eggs, Fish and Drinking Water Win iShow USA

June 20, 2019

Eggs, fish and drinking water captured the expert judges’ imaginations at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase...

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Rob Goodier

iShow Kenya’s Demo Videos: Agritech Made in Africa

June 6, 2019

Agricultural technologies swept the competition in Kenya at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase, sponsored by The...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

Solutions to Keep Food on the Table in a Changing Climate

May 30, 2019

The world’s food production is in jeopardy because the fertile layer of soil that people depend on to plant crops is...

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Rob Goodier

Black and Decker Introduces a Solar Irrigation Pump for Indian Farms

May 20, 2019

Solar-powered water pumps have officially entered the mainstream. Stanley Black & Decker, the multinational conglomerate widely known for its...

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Rob Goodier

Ten Cold Chain Solutions, from Evaporation to Camelback

May 2, 2019

Off-grid cold-chain technologies keep the important things cold in places where electricity and infrastructure are in short supply. Natural...

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Rob Goodier

Designed: This Air Conditioner for Homes and Offices Uses No Electricity

April 30, 2019

Evaporative coolers have been known to purveyors of low-cost, sustainable technologies for years. Without the need for electricity, these...

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Rob Goodier

A Product Design Engineer Field Tests Essential Technologies in Rural India

April 17, 2019

Harsh Vyas foregoes the long flights that engineers in global development often take before they can test essential technologies in...

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Harsh Vyas

Field Test: Corn Shellers Made a Successful Demo Tour in Rural India

Harsh Vyas is a graduate of Engineering for Change’s Research Fellowship program during which he researched products that meet...

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Andrew Drain

A New Way of Thinking About Collaboration During Participatory Design Projects

If you’ve seen an unused latrine in a village that practices open defecation, or a new cookstove on a...

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Rob Goodier

iShow India 2019 Awards Silk, Stoves and Stethoscopes

April 10, 2019

A stove for the Himalayas, a solar-powered silk reeler and an upgraded stethoscope won iShow India 2019, sponsored by...

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