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

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.  Designers of...

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Pallavi Bharadwaj

The Circular Economy Can Solve Food and Water Problems in Rajasthan, Malawi and the World

March 22, 2019

I lived in the western Indian state of Rajasthan for most of 2006-07. To say that it quickly became...

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Esther Obonyo

Building Material Matters and the Coconut Value Chain

March 4, 2019

“Kaukumbatie mnazi ukaupande, kazi uanze” (Embrace the coconut tree and climb it, start work) – mnazi Swahili proverb “The...

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The Conversation

How Urban Agriculture Improves Food Security in US Cities

February 15, 2019

During the partial federal shutdown in December 2018 and January 2019, news reports showed furloughed government workers standing in...

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Rob Goodier

Pakistani software programmer receives prestigious international award

February 9, 2019

Mobina Zafar, a Pakistani software programmer working in irrigation systems in her home country, has been named the Young...

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