Pumping up desert agriculture

January 23, 2008

Thanks to a new venture set up by two MIT students, subsistence farmers on the edge of the Sahara desert in Sudan will soon get a chance to improve their crops and their livelihoods using inexpensive treadle-powered water pumps.
Article in MIT News – MIT student Zahir Dossa helps bring simple technological solutions to Sudan


Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. I’ll use the same quote of Mawlana Hazar Imam to decribe this post as I did for the earlier post relating to the two young Shia Ismaili Muslim women who made an important scientific discovery about breast cancer:

    “A thousand years ago, my forefathers, the Fatimid imam-caliphs of Egypt, founded al-Azhar University and the Academy of Knowledge in Cairo. In the Islamic tradition, they viewed the discovery of knowledge as a way to understand, so as to serve better God’s creation, to apply knowledge and reason to build society and shape human aspirations”(Aga Khan IV, Speech, 2004, Matola, Mozambique.)


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