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.

Local Innovation & Participatory Innovation Development

  • What We're Reading

This working paper by Prolinnova summarizes reflections on local innovation and participatory innovation development that took place within the Prolinnova International Support Team, based on observations and discussions with partners during advisory visits and workshops.

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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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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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Analysis of Emissions and Energy Content of Coconut Husk

  • Student Papers

This KNUST student thesis measured the energy content and emissions from biocharring coconuts to assess the potential of using coconut husk as an energy source.

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