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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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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SWFF Innovators Dominate the 2017 Global Agripreneur of the Year Battle

During the 1st day of the Global Agriprenuers Summit, Securing Water for Food (SWFF) and Future Agro Challenge innovators attended a coaching camp where they competed in head-to-head battles in the pre-selection phase of the…

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SWFF Participates in “Matchmaking Zone” at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress

On day 2 of the Global Agriprenuers Summit at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), Securing Water for Food (SWFF) and Future Agro Challenge (FAC) innovators participated in a “speed dating” style session with select investors….

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