Securing Water for Food sources and accelerates innovations that enable the production of more food with less water and/or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution.

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Tons of food produced with SWFF funds

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Sandbar Cropping – Practical Action


Mobile Weather Forecasts – Ignitia AB

Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal

Biodegradable Seed Tape – Reel Gardening

South Africa

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Distinguished Young Women Researchers: Dr. Muthoni Masinde

Securing Water for Food Round 4 innovator, Dr. Muthoni Masinde, was awarded the Research and Innovation award from the 2016 Distinguished Women in Science hosted  by the RSA’s Department of Science. Using her expertise in…

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Dave Ferguson Reflects on SWFF Delegation’s South Africa Visit

Recently in Johannesburg, South Africa, the SWFF delegation took part in the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, Global Agripreneurs Summit (full event report), and SWFF annual meeting of innovators, hosted by the South Africa Department of Science…

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SWFF Innovators Showcase Technologies at GEC Agripreneur Marketplace

The Agripreneurs Marketplace of the 3rd Future Agro Challenge was held on 14-15 March 2017 at the Sandton Convention Center during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The GEC showcased a diverse…

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Getting Water Up the Mountainside: How the Barsha Pump Utilizes Nepal’s 6,000 Rivers to Power Irrigation

In the Himalayan mountains, irrigation can be a challenge. There are few affordable pumping technologies accessible for poor farmers, and they come with high maintenance costs. Diesel pumps, for instance, are not only expensive to…

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SWFF Innovators Share Lessons Learned, Successes, and Failures in “Unconference”

Securing Water for Food innovators participated in the annual, innovator-led “Unconference” after the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Johannesburg, South Africa. SWFF innovators participated in eight innovator-led discussions that were meant to create a space where the…

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Approximately 70% of women work in agriculture in low-income, food-deficit countries.

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