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AIDFI Ram Pump

Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc. (AIDFI)

The AIDFI Hydraulic Ram Pump is a device which utilizes the energy contained in falling water (hydro power) to lift a portion of this water to high elevations.

The hydraulic ram pump developed by AIDFI is ideal for providing upland and ...

AfriCart

Malawi Handcart Project

The AfriCart (also known as the Malawi Handcart) aims to improve the quality of life and the economic productivity of rural Africans by providing them with affordable and appropriate wheeled transport.

AfriCarts offer people time and ...

Agroam

Agroam

Agroam provides free marketing and trading tools for agricultural entrepreneurs. Find up-to-date market information, conduct trades, find business partners, and increase bottom line profit.

Every day, billions of people wake up to till ...

Aquaponics Sensor System

Smartgrow

Smartgrow Aquaponics solutions works to allow everyone to take charge of their own food source. This Aquaponics system enables the clean vegetable cultivation and fish farming in local communities and gardens.

Smartgrow Aquaponics was ...

Banana Paper Making

Storm the Castle Paper Making

Banana fibers and other plant fibers can be converted into pulp for paper making. This offers a productive use of waste fibers for creating a local supply of paper and generating income. Once plant fibers are removed and dried, they are boiled ...

Bicycle Powered Maize Sheller

Global Cycle Solutions

A corn shelling machine which can attach to most bicycles on the rear wheel. Shelling action is performed by pedaling the bicycle. The machine can shell up to 15 90kg sacks of corn a day. The machine can be attached and removed from the bicycle ...

Geoecology Energy Organisation [GEO]

The Geoecology Energy Organisation is now promoting the production of biochar, a pure carbon charcoal obtained by burning plant and agricultural waste in confined spaces. It is an extremely potent fertilizer that enriches soil, enhances ...

Compatible Technology International

The CTI Shredder enables farmers and small enterprises to transform spoilage-prone fruits and vegetables into shreds that can be dried and processed into high-value food products. Shredding and drying firm-fleshed crops such as potatoes ...

Compadre

The Cafe Compadre allows coffee farmers to roast their own beans with solar energy, by concentrating the sun on a rotating drum containing the coffee beans. The sturdy device has been developed for use in rural areas and can be maintained ...

VOCA

Created by VOCA, the Centrifuge 2.0 is a low-cost centrifuge design for the extraction of avocado oil. The team is currently designing a set of centrifuge technologies to allow the production of avocado oil at the local level in small villages ...

Polisa

The Compost Box is a container made from safe food-grade expanded polystyrene (EPS) for composting organic waste. The EPS structure allows for the retention of heat, making it possible to compost in environments that would otherwise be too ...

KickStart International

From KickStart.org: The press extracts oil from sunflower, sesame, and other oil seeds. The filter produces clear, cold-pressed, nutritious cooking oil ready for sale or consumption. The seedcake by-product is valued as a high protein animal ...

Store It Cold, LLC

The CoolBot maintains the cold chain for postharvest handling of perishable commodities. It is a device that attaches to inexpensive, standard, mass-produced, window or “split-type” air conditioners, enabling it to cool a room down to 1 degree ...

MIT D-Lab

The corn sheller is a simple tool that makes it possible to shell maize several times faster than by hand. The device has the additional advantages of being robust, portable and transparent to users. A corn sheller can be made at a fraction of ...

Development in Gardening (DIG)

Development In Gardening (DIG) empowers communities to develop sustainable community gardens improving the nutrition and quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS, orphans, pregnant women and other vulnerable populations in Africa and ...

iDE

iDE's specialized drip irrigation systems lower the cost of traditional irrigation by replacing conventional emitters with holes and micro tubes, shifting water distribution lines extending to crops, and by customizing system layouts for small ...

Driptech

Driptech drip irrigation tubing delivers uniform water flow into the roots of the crop via precisely punched holes. The Driptech tubing requires no expensive and complex emitters, eliminating the top cause for clogging. To adjust for the size ...

iDE

Earth mound supported bags supply drip irrigation systems for 1000-2000 square meter plots. These bags can also be used to irrigate smaller fields through dry periods of up to several weeks. They are designed from a rugged plastic to withstand ...

Polisa

The Eco Hive is a low-cost apiary made from expanded polystyrene (EPS). Many apiaries in developing regions are made from wood, which is a poor insulator and can easily become waterlogged, leading to the growth of harmful molds.

The Eco ...

Polisa

The Eco Incubator is a high-efficiency unit for incubating eggs from oviparous animals, such as chickens and iguanas. Made from expanded polystyrene (EPS), the Eco Incubator helps retain heat within the unit, leading to greater energy ...

Esoko

Esoko is a technology platform and consulting service that helps organizations profile people and manage the information flows between them. Esoko's focus is on agricultural value chains with the explicit goal of improving the transparency of ...

Truth x Vision

Farm in a Barrel is a simple, effective tool to help someone in need start a backyard farming business. Everything needed to set up a farm is packed into a 55-gallon drum barrel and can be set up in a few hours. The project relies on local ...

iDE

Ferro-cement Lined tanks are in-ground storage tanks made of cement and iron wire mesh. They collect water from low-flow and intermittent sources, and are typically pumped into header tanks for irrigation purposes. If the tank is built at a ...

The Business Place

The Fish Farm is a patented, micro-intensive fish farm designed within the confines of a 12-metre shipping container, delivering 2–4 tons of tilapia (or other species) annually. By placing a series of tanks, filters and pumps inside a ...

Fenugreen

From Fenugreen.com: FreshPaper is a simple piece of paper that keeps fruits & veggies fresh for 2-4 times longer, organically. ​ ​ ​Made with edible organic ingredients, FreshPaper has a distinctive maple-like scent that signals that the paper ...

Estudio G&D

Georadar technology can be used to map and to determine the depth of water tables. Even without rain water, water can be provided for crops, if the roots come into contact with the water table zone. Georadar (GPR, Ground Penetrating Radar) is ...

D-Lab MIT

Green charcoal is a type of bio-fuel that can be made locally and inexpensively. Green charcoal also has several positive health, environmental and economic benefits:

-It burns cleanly, reducing exposure to the smoke that causes respiratory ...

Polisa

Green Towers are vertical gardens made from safe food-grade EPS containers stacked upon a pole structure, which can be made from metal, wood, bamboo or other locally sourced materials. The use of EPS containers retains moisture and nutrients ...

GreenPath

Through a multi-step approach, GreenPath Food operates a complete supply chain to assist farmers in reaching premium markets. This is achieved by:

1) Investing in equipment for community farms staffed by experts. 2) Teaching farmers ...

iDE

Header bags are used to supply water to a drip irrigation system. They are suspended above field level by a locally-made platform or frame. The higher they are suspended, the greater the pressure that will feed the drip system. Header bags were ...

Hope in Flight

Hope in Flight uses Black Soldier Fly larvae to efficiently process waste into economically-profitable animal feed. We are an MIT team entering the 2013 MIT IDEAS Global Challenge competition. ...

Horizon International

Peer reviewed answers to problems in the interrelated areas of environment, health, poverty alleviation and development. ...

iDE

Jumbo Thai Jars are large, hand-built cement and mesh tanks that provide an affordable and durable water storage solution in areas where water access can be scarce or intermittent. The shape minimizes evaporation and the material minimizes ...

International Development Enterprises India (IDEI)

IDEI has designed an irrigation solution that is both easy to use and versatile. The portable KB Treadle Pump utilizes parts made of bamboo and plastic tubing and is activated by foot pedals. The simple design allows farmers to take advantage ...

Inspiration Green

'Keyhole Gardens' is a gardening method that uses locally available materials to retain moisture and nutrients by placing an active compost pile in the center of a round garden bed. Although most helpful in hot and dry locations, a Keyhole ...

Syngenta Foundation For Sustainable Agriculture

Kilimo Salama (Safe Agriculture) offers micro-insurance designed for Kenyan farmers so that they can insure their farm inputs against drought and excess rain. The project, which is a partnership between The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable ...

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