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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Cristian Birzer

We need to be efficient: Constructive criticism from the Humanitarian Technology conference

July 11, 2016

Some three weeks have passed since the Humanitarian Technology conference was held in Boston this year, and back on the...

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Rob Goodier

How the Internet of Things Is Improving Lives and Livelihoods in Developing Countries

July 1, 2016

Wirelessly connected sensors, actuators and other hardware have already changed global development work, and signs point to bigger changes...

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Rob Goodier

Welcome to E4C’s Fellows

June 5, 2016

We are pleased to welcome 11 fellows into our new Research Fellowship program. To introduce our fellows, we asked...

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Jessica Pothering

Tech4Dev: Bridging the field and the ivory tower

May 31, 2016

As relief agencies rallied shipments of supplies into disaster-struck Haiti in 2010, the question of what to do about...

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Rob Goodier

The iShow in Kenya According to Twitter

May 30, 2016

In photos, sketches, facts and less than 140 characters of commentary, tweeters documented the Kenya leg of iShow by...

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Rob Goodier

How to use mobile data collection tools to improve global development work

April 23, 2016

Mobile communications networks have surged in developing countries and so has the availability of smartphones and tablets....

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Kevin M Passino

Humanitarian Engineering Principle One: Focus on People

April 5, 2016

Welcome to the first in a series on the principles of humanitarian engineering. These digestible essays highlight points from the...

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Rob Goodier

Cooking in Adelaide with experimental dung-burning stoves

February 10, 2016

We are glad to see another novelty in efficient stoves: dung burners. Students at the Univeristy of Adelaide, Australia,...

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Rob Goodier

A solar sprayer puts pest control in reach of India’s small-holder farmers

February 8, 2016

A new lightweight and low-cost solar-powered sprayer could put pest control in financial reach of India’s small-holder farmers. The High-Clearance...

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Rob Goodier

Improving Farms in the Worlds Drylands, Part 2: New Tools and Challenges

February 2, 2016

Part Two of a two-part series. Part One: Ancient Methods and Lowest-Cost Technology. A map that estimates the availability...

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