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),...

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Mobile App for Rain Forecasts Raising Farmers’ Yields

NAIROBI- A mobile phone-based innovation that can predict rain is helping farmers in six Sub-Sharan Africa countries sow, fertilise and harvest crops at the optimum time. The innovation is being used in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana,…

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Success Story: How Reel Gardening Went From an Idea to a Successful Business

At 16 years old, Claire Reid was determined to start a garden, but the process was more difficult than she anticipated. She had to buy seeds and fertilizer in industrial quantities, and she had no…

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Hydro-Powered Pump Offers Eco-Friendly Irrigation Solution

The company behind an innovative hydro-powered irrigation pump has recently installed its first system in Spain, and now has its eyes on the Latin American market. The Barsha pump, developed by Netherlands-based aQysta, is a…

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Tar Mda Inovasyon Yap Yoruz

MetaMeta Anatolia, tarimda anahtar teslim projeler yapiyor. Y zey ve yer alti sularinin y netimi, ara tirmasi ve dani manlik konularinda hizmet verdiklerini s yleyen kr Esin, Yenilikleri uygulayarak tarimda inovasyon yapiyoruz. r n m…

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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 (AIIS) with colleagues from Powering Agriculture and Feed the Future. The Summit, designed to help bridge connections…

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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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