Tag: farming

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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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

E4C Visualized | Start your engines

April 20, 2015

How the world’s farmers do their work varies about as much as the types of crops and the countries...

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Rob Goodier

A greener, wealthier future for farmers with village torrefaction plants

January 27, 2015

There’s a more efficient way to make charcoal using torrefaction plants. Photo by CIFOR / Flickr In the near...

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Rob Goodier

Simple Tech to Help African Farmers Thrive

May 23, 2014

Better information, tools, storage and seeds are helping lift 1 billion people out of chronic hunger. This infographic by...

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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

Made in Cameroon: Low-cost, heavy-duty farm truck prototypes

December 3, 2012

If farmers in the west central African nation of Cameroon were to design a truck it might look something...

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