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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NGO Builds a Unique Sub-surface Drip Irrigation System (Business Today)

K.S. Gopal, 64, who runs an NGO called SWAR – System of Water for Agriculture Rejuvenation – has come out with a unique farm watering system. “It is not surface-centric as the idea here is…

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Practical Action Bangladesh – Harvest

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. Learn more about Practical Action’s innovation here.

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Amos G. Winter Wins McKinsey Award

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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Sandbar Cropping – Sustainable Model for Poverty Eradication

In Bangladesh, monsoons flood and erode river embankments, wash away houses and agricultural land, and displace over 200,000 people that take shelter in public places or migrate to urban areas. In the northwest region of…

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SWFF Team Conducts Field Visits in India

In an era of global water shortages, Securing Water For Food (SWFF) seeks to improve water use to feed the world. In January, the SWFF team conducted field visits in India, complete with an HD…

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SWFF Founding Partners Influence Program Direction and Results

USAID and the Government of Sweden launched the Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development the first week of September 2013 during World Water Week in Stockholm. Over the last two years, the Kingdom…

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SWFF Hires Jr. Program Coordinator and Intern

Securing Water for Food, through The Kaizen Company, has hired Cassy Rodriguez, Jr. Program Coordinator, and Terry Ji Hyung Kim, Intern. Cassy will support the SWFF Team Lead Dr. Ku McMahan and the TA Facility team. Also,…

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SWFF at The Ag Innovation Showcase

At the Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis, 350 attendees from over 21 countries, including those who need funding and markets for their technologies and those with money to invest, heard thought-provoking ideas and saw…

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