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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Zero Discharge Desalination (ZDD) – University of Texas – El Paso

Honduras, Latin America

Rainmaker – MyRain LLC


Biodegradable Seed Tape – Reel Gardening

South Africa

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How Rain Forecasting Via Text Can Help Farmers In The Developing World

There are lots of types of data that Ignitia, a weather forecasting startup, could have focused on. But, after talking with farmers in West Africa, it realized only one question really matters to its customers:…

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SWFF Seeks Undergraduate Seniors or Graduate Students for Grand Challenge Round 4 Call for Entries Evaluation

Undergraduate seniors or graduate students with a background in water, ag, tech innovation or business, would you like to be part of solving some of the world’s greatest challenges for development? USAID is now recruiting…

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Ignitia Wins Second Place in the AIIS Pitch Competition

Washington, D.C. – Last week, 24 Securing Water for Food innovators participated in USAID’s first-ever Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit with colleagues from Powering Agriculture and Feed the Future. The Summit, designed to help bridge connections between…

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The Art of the Pitch: How Startup Social Enterprises Pitch Impact Investors (Devex Impact)

The funding challenge has always loomed large over social entrepreneurs wanting to change the world. For many, the difference between their breakthrough innovation going big and their business going back to the drawing board can…

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New Irrigation System Reaches the Poorest Farmers

Mandera is one of the poorest parts of Kenya where 88% of the population live below the poverty line. By cooperating to spread one innovation together, the two innovators SunCulture and Islamic Relief Kenya have…

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Approximately 70% of the world’s freshwater supply is used for agriculture.

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