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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Groasis Waterboxx – Institute for University Cooperation


The Barsha Pump – aQysta Holding BV


Biodegradable Seed Tape – Reel Gardening

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New App Detects Rainfall, Helps 80,000 African Farmers

Farmers across six Sub-Saharan African countries can now increase their yields thanks to a new mobile app predicting rainfall and indicating optimum fertilizing and harvesting times. The app, created by Ignitia — a tropical weather…

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The Quest for Clean Water

MIT researchers design a solar-powered desalination device for rural India. The air was hot and gritty. Shehazvi had to squint to see past the sun into the edge of town, past the cars and motorcycles…

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SWFF Seeks Journalism/Writer Virtual Interns

The Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development and the SWFF Technical Assistance Facility, a hybrid incubator-accelerator serving 28 innovators in more than 30 countries, wants you as our Fall 2016 Virtual Intern…

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Ag Innovation Investment Summit – 26 Things We Learned

In early June, USAID and its partners hosted the first Ag Innovation Investment Summit to connect investors with innovators at the food-water-energy nexus and to accelerate game-changing technologies that can help smallholder farmers improve their…

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SWAR for Transforming Irrigation System

The Hyderabad-based Centre for Environment Concerns (CEC), a non-governmental organisation, has come out with what it claims as a unique irrigation technology called System of Water for Agriculture Rejuvenation (SWAR), aimed at transforming the irrigation…

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