Resource Library

At IDIN, we’re all about learning, especially when it’s hands-on. Here we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources, many of which are used at our trainings and summits around the world.

Capacity to Innovate from a System CGIAR Research Program Perspective

  • What We're Reading

This is a recent overview of CGIAR's recent work on promoting the "capacity to innovate" at the local level: what that means, why it matters, and how to support it. This short publication is an interesting overview on how to stimulate local people's innovation capacity.

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Innovations For the Poor By the Poor

  • What We're Reading

This paper, by the Honey Bee Network at the Indian Institute of Management, explores the power and importance of grassroots innovation and inclusive development  from an Indian-perspective. 

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Innovations in Cassava Pressing in Ghana

  • Student Papers

This report explores the design and development of a portable screw-based cassava press for gari producing women in Ghana by students at Olin College. 

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Modification of Furnace Design for the Production of Coke from Palm Kernel Shells for Metallurgical Processes

  • Student Papers

Palm kernel shells are produced as waste from palm oil and are utilized by blacksmiths after they have been charred to burn off the remaining oils in them. This KNUST student thesis analyzes the calorific value of palm kernel shells used during this process.

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Agricultural Mobile Irrigation System Engineering Senior Design Report

  • Student Papers

This report has been compiled with the intent of summarizing the progress made on the Agricultural Mobile Irrigation System (AMIS) and includes the problem scope and development, current design specifications and how they came about, the benchmarks for evaluation, and the results. The main objectives were to build and evaluate the performance of a complete AMIS system.

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Bikultivator: Cultivating Our Way Through Zambia

  • Student Papers

This UC-David D-Lab project sought to provide improvements for this push cultivator, formerly known as the Northwestern Bike Plow. Through a series of proposed modifications our objective was to make this push cultivator more farmer-friendly, versatile, crop sensitive and soil conserving.

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