Empowering African farmers with data

Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | May 30, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: food agriculture data economics funding africa school-of-engineering idss research collaboration

Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty

A new method identifies opportunities to learn and adapt to changing temperature and precipitation trends.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | April 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change idss climate-change infrastructure policy water sustainability eaps africa research

Special effects: How a movie could reduce corruption

A film and texting campaign can increase anticorruption reports from citizens, study shows.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 13, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management social-sciences africa nigeria politics government research

Local rocks can yield more crops

J-WAFS-funded MIT research team shows a new method of fertilizer production can better suit the needs of farms in Africa and around the globe.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab | Feb. 12, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: water food agriculture climate-change school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering technology-and-society sustainability research pollution africa environment developing-countries j-wafs dmse

A “pacemaker” for North African climate

Study shows the Sahara swung between lush and desert conditions every 20,000 years, in sync with monsoon activity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Jan. 2, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: africa anthropology climate eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences environment geology research school-of-science weather national-science-foundation-nsf

MIT researchers release evaluation of low-cost cooling devices in Mali | MIT News

CITE and D-Lab study finds evaporative cooling devices show promise for helping small-scale farmers, market vendors, and families store and preserve vegetables.

Nancy Adams | D-Lab | CITE | June 20, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  international-development  poverty  agriculture  africa  d-lab  cite  research  technology-and-society  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering

Reliable energy for all | MIT News

Graduate student Prosper Nyovanie wants to power off-grid communities worldwide with scalable solar electric systems.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | June 12, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  sloan-school-of-management  africa  alternative-energy  business-and-management  renewable-energy  developing-countries  energy  global  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  leadership  startups  students  graduate  graduate-postdoctoral

3Q: Hazel Sive on MIT-Africa | MIT News

Faculty director discusses the future of the initiative and Africa’s position as a global priority for the Institute.

Sarah McDonnell | MIT News Office | May 7, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  africa  research  technology-and-society  global  international-initiatives  international-relations  misti  abdul-latif-jameel-world-education-lab-j-wel  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  abdul-latif-jameel-world-water-and-food-security-lab-j-wafs  mitx  esi  d-lab  biology  whitehead-institute  3-questions  school-of-science  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  education-teaching-academics

Course helps girls in Botswana avoid HIV and “sugar daddies” | MIT News

Youth-to-youth program teaches girls about the increased odds of contracting HIV from older men.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Oct. 25, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  startups  alumniae  economics  mathematics  school-of-science  shass  international-initiatives  africa  disease  behavior  hivaids  k-12-education  education  education-teaching-academics

Designing for a more equitable world | MIT News

D-Lab founder Amy Smith teaches MIT students to tap into the heart of international development.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering | Oct. 6, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  faculty  d-lab  poverty  developing-countries  development  mechanical-engineering  classes-and-programs  3-questions  education-teaching-academics  stem-education  collaboration  international-initiatives  design  latin-america  africa  asia  school-of-engineering

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