Tag: Irrigation

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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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

Promising Prototypes and Projects of 2013

January 1, 2014

In 2013 we saw hundreds of irrigation pump prototypes, power tool parts repurposed for medical devices, prostheses upgrades and...

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Rob Goodier

Bicycle-Powered Irrigation Pump

June 17, 2013

In this series, we feature technological solutions to problems in underserved regions that our members have proposed. If you...

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packleader

Five questions with Alan Spybey

May 22, 2013

Until the 1990s, small-holder farmers in developing countries had few, if any, options for low-cost water pumps to irrigate...

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Rob Goodier

Help improve rainwater cisterns on Indian farms

August 5, 2011

Monsoon rains in Melva, a village in the northwestern Indian desert, are watering crops and, for the first time,...

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Rob Goodier

Pedal Powered Irrigation Pump

January 1, 1997

In many communities irrigation is not part of a farmer’s “toolbox.” Traditional agriculture relies on regular precipitation during the...

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