Beyond Rice in Cambodia

Project Alba is partnering with small farmers to grow high-value vegetables that meet growing demand — and transforming their lives in the process. From the fishing villages lining the Gulf of Thailand to the lush…

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SWFF Announces Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest

WASHINGTON (September 12, 2017) – Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development launches on September 13, 2017 the Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest and invites photographers to submit photos calling attention to water scarcity,…

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SWFF Announces 10 Award Winners of Round 4 Grand Challenge Call for Innovations

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The Netherlands (MFA-NL), and the South Africa Department of Science and…

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Growing Opportunity Amidst Eroding Land

Practical Action helps female farmers grow crops in areas where erosion has robbed their families of lands and livelihoods. Amena Begum, a 50-year-old entrepreneur who lives in a village called Taluk Shabaz in northeast Bangladesh….

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SWFF Publishes “Missing Markets” Report

The Securing Water for Food Technical Assistance Facility has recently published The Untapped Market for Agricultural Innovations in Emerging Economies: A Practical Workbook to Help Innovators Reach Women Smallholder Farmers was published May 2017. Initially…

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WASTE Stichting Aids Farmers with Technical and Business Innovators

Small-scale farmers in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu, India are kind and hospitable people who enjoy life and have a strong sense of community. Every day, they work hard to grow vegetables of high…

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Recipe for Success: Firing Ugandan Kitchens With Natural Waste

A new system that creates clean gas heat from biodegradable waste offers a healthy, environmentally friendly replacement for wood-burning stoves. Mama Justice doesn’t let her age slow her down. At 70 years old, she runs…

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The Plant-Powered Tank Turning Ugandans into Fish Farmers

Water Governance Institute’s Aquaponics system is helping households generate food and income — and bringing nutritious fish to a region that needs it. In Hoima, Uganda, fish is hard to come by. Demand for the…

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Pumpkins in the Sand: Innovation Turns Sandbars Into a Reliable Source of Food and Income

As Nazmul Islam Chowdhury surveyed the scene at the Pumpkin Carnival held at Taluk Shahbaz in Rangpur, Bangladesh, he couldn’t help but indulge in a rare moment of reflection. “It was a war against poverty,…

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Accurate Rain Forecasts Over Text Message

Ignitia — a tropical weather forecasting tech company – uses a proprietary weather forecasting model to produce highly accurate rain forecasts for West Africa. They use Information Communication Technology (ICT) to send GPS-specific daily, monthly,…

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