Our Technologies

Designing for Extreme Affordability

iDE's method depends upon a continuous process of research and innovation. Opportunities for small farmers to increase their income often require specialized technological solutions that the market hasn't yet found. Why do these solutions remain hidden if there is a need? Because the status quo in design innovation is to focus only on the wealthiest one percent of the world's population. iDE has expertise in identifying and developing these unnoticed technologies for the other 90 percent of the world's population—our customers—and disseminating them through market channels.

Our approach to techologies is twofold. iDE works with small farmers to identify and develop low-cost tools that can increase productivity and generate cash income. And, we train and equip local, small-scale enterprises to manufacture, distribute, install, and service those technologies at a fair market price.

Dive Deeper Into iDE's Affordable Tech

iDE Product Catalog
Information about all of our affordable water technologies
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Treadle Pump
iDE's original sensation
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Rope Pump
New Developments for Deep Water Access
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Drip Irrigation
Entry into High Value Produce Markets
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Water Storage Systems
Lighter, More Affordable Solutions
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iDE Product Catalog
Information about all of our affordable water technologies
Download now (PDF, 3.2 MB)
Treadle Pump
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Drip Irrigation
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Rope Pump
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Water Storage Systems
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