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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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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Rob Goodier

Case study: How an offline CRM helps a biogas business expand in Latin America

November 28, 2016

Sistema Biobolsa began its operations developing and selling biogas systems in Latin America using organizational tools like spreadsheet software...

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Rob Goodier

10 mThings Changing Lives in Developing Countries

Mobile applications are transforming the livelihoods of millions of people around the world, including in low-income settings and rural...

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Rob Goodier

A New WASH Working Group Targets an Overlooked Hazard: Chemical Toxins in Drinking Water

October 28, 2016

In a departure from the WASH community’s traditional focus on microbial contamination in drinking water, the new WASH-Toxics Working Group takes aim at...

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Rob Goodier

The best of Siemens Stiftung EPA: A wearable hypothermia monitor, trash-funded healthcare and an irrigation pump

October 17, 2016

A wearable thermometer for newborns, a medical insurance scheme for trash collectors, a hydro-powered water pump and a stove...

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Tom Decker

E4C investigates technologies that turn waste into energy

August 30, 2016

With the population on the rise, the world’s waste stream has become increasingly difficult to manage. But waste-to-energy schemes...

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Ranjith Annepu

Coconuts for compost and bicycling recycling: Two new solutions to waste management

August 29, 2016

Two organizations are taking two very different approaches to managing the growing mountain of waste generated in the developing...

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Jessica Pothering

Five Questions with Shashi Buluswar and Subarna Mitra, Institute for Transformative Technologies

July 12, 2016

Two years ago, a small team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, Calif. released an enormous volume...

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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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