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Coated seeds may enable agriculture on marginal lands

Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it possible to grow crops in otherwise unproductive soils, according to new research at MIT. A team of engineers has coated seeds with silk that has been treated with a kind of bacteria that naturally produce a nitrogen […]

MIT D-Lab Practical Impact Alliance holds Co-Design Summit

A recent six-day Practical Impact Alliance (PIA) Co-Design Summit, organized by MIT D-Lab and Moroccan PIA member the Phosboucraa Foundation, convened a group of local and national stakeholders, PIA members, MIT D-Lab staff, and aspiring local entrepreneurs working to create collaborative solutions to economic and social development challenges using D-Lab’s participatory design methodology. The summit, which […]