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

Top Eight Ideas for Better Water and Food in the Siemens Design Challenge

July 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce the eight finalists in the Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge. Our international panel...

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Rob Goodier

E4C Visualized: Food Waste and Its Solutions

April 20, 2020

About one-third of the food grown for people to eat never makes it into our mouths. Food loss occurs...

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Rob Goodier

Design Inspiration: How Puerto Rican Farmers Are Bootstrapping Cooling Tech

April 2, 2020

Enter the Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Contest to solve post-harvest loss challenges like low-cost food refrigeration. Puerto Rican...

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Rob Goodier

Where to Start: Design AgTech Solutions to Scale

February 29, 2020

Join the Siemens Design Challenge for a chance to win one of two $10,000 first-place awards. Bob Rabatsky has...

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Rob Goodier

Design Tips for Post-Harvest Loss Reduction Technology

February 26, 2020

Join the Siemens Design Challenge for a chance to win one of two $10,000 first-place awards. Benson Maina has...

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Rob Goodier

Research Brief: Showing Videos Improves Adoption of New Agricultural Techniques

January 9, 2020

Animated videos on phones and other devices may be an effective method of teaching new agricultural techniques to farmers...

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Avinash Suryawanshi

Takeaways for Engineers and Entrepreneurs from the Vertical Farming Market Report

December 16, 2019

The vertical farming market was estimated at $3 billion in 2018 and is predicted to hit $20 billion by...

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Rob Goodier

A New Resource for Smallholder Farmers: 100 Under $100 Tools to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss

September 12, 2019

Global post-harvest food loss has a long list of elegant solutions. And at least 100 of them cost less...

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Carlos Garcia Lanchares

Software for Soil: Computer Assisted Design can Check Erosion

August 23, 2019

The soil is in trouble. About one-third of the world’s land is moderately to highly degraded, suffering from erosion,...

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Benson Maina

The Adoption of Technology Is Key to Reducing Losses in Mango Value Chains

August 21, 2019

Mango season closes this month on Kenya’s coast, seeing some mango harvesters continue to employ the traditional method of...

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