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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Salt-Tolerant and Resilient Crops – International Center for BA

Egypt, Yemen

Broad Bed and Furrow Maker – Aybar Engineering


Waterpads® – MetaMeta Research B.V.

Ethiopia, Turkey

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How a Text Message Can Feed a Family

Across sub-Saharan Africa, the land is changing. Growing seasons have shortened, reservoirs have emptied, and rainfall is increasingly erratic. The effects of drought and climate change are prominent across the landscape. In Northern Ghana, Abdul is a rice…

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Practical Action Bangladesh – Harvest Time

Practical Action’s sandbar cropping is a technology challenging poverty. See the fruits of a village based market system that provides food for the landless.

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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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SWFF Innovator Amos G. Winter Wins McKinsey Award for HBR Article

SWFF Innovator Amos G. Winter won this year’s McKinsey Award for an article that he lead-authored for Harvard Business Review titled, “Engineering Reverse Innovations.” The article, which was designated as Harvard Business Review’s best article…

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Incubating Innovation: Solutions for a Parched Earth

Massive droughts and water demands from a world population projected to grow to nine billion by 2050, translate to food insecurity and lack of water for agriculture. Securing Water for Food sources and invests in…

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