One of a Kind:

Edward Silva

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Passionate tinkering

Edward Silva, a 2012 graduate in international agricultural development, recalls from his upbringing on a small farm how his dad's "tinkering" would lead to his building whatever solution he might need in his farm work. Now, Edward is tinkering, too, to aid food production around the world. With an "idea and passion," he developed the Henlight, a small, solar-powered light that uses smart technology to boost poultry egg production by up to 25 percent. Silva's profile (with video) is among several you can see here. [ More… ]


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