Tag: farm machine

Rob Goodier

The New Digital and Mechanical Tools on African Farms

April 14, 2017

A wave of agricultural machines and digital applications for farmers is swelling in Sub-Saharan Africa. This innovation, spilling from...

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Jessica Pothering

As Costs Fall, Designers Take a New Look at Solar Irrigation

February 22, 2017

Ten years ago, off-grid solar power wasn’t even a blip on the radar. Thanks to significant advancements in solar...

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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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Rob Goodier

Improving Farms in the Worlds Drylands, Part 1: Ancient Methods and Lowest-Cost Technology

February 1, 2016

Part One of a two-part series. Part Two: Prototypes and Leading-Edge Tools in Dryland Farming. In the arid fields...

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Rob Goodier

Ten Technologies for Farming in Dry Climates

January 28, 2016

Farmers in dry climates manage to coax crops from sandy soil and water them with rain and even fog. We...

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Andrew Vermouth

For more efficient farm aid, think smaller

January 19, 2016

If you asked a Water Minister from a developing country what makes a product or...

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Rob Goodier

The Grease Revolution: Guidelines for testing affordable farm machine prototypes

December 6, 2015

One way to lose a southern Indian farmer’s interest in your product is to ask him for feedback on...

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Rob Goodier

‘The Spark’ Documentary Celebrates Two Visionary American Farmers

July 7, 2013

On an 18-month journey across the United States, the film producer Ian Midgley met two of America’s most unusual...

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Rob Goodier

Can open source hardware change how we farm?

May 12, 2011

Marcin Jakubowski has a vision of a DIY utopia in which everyone is a highly trained and self-sufficient maker....

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