A billion people don't have enough to eat.

SWFF sources and accelerates innovations that enable the production of more food with less water and/or make more water available.

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# of Countries Where SWFF Innovators Operate
Tons of Food Produced with SWFF funds

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Bhungroo – Naireeta Services


Integrated Aquaculture and Crop Production – SkyFox Ltd

Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Saline Vegetables – Lal Teer Seed Ltd


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Water Governance Institute Promotes Economic Inclusion for Refugees

There are about 1.4 million refugees in Uganda, most of whom are from nearby countries who have fled political conflicts. Henry Mugisha, with Water Governance Institute (WGI), believes he has part of the answer to…

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High Tech Farming Comes to Mozambique

The “Old McDonald had a farm e-i-e-i-o” refrain in the classic children’s song is slightly outdated. Today, along with farm animals, one might add a drone to the menagerie. For example, in the southeastern African…

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A Man’s Dream: Feed Africa Through Hydroponics

In Kenya, strange-looking small pipes—some vertical, others horizontal—have leafy vegetables protruding from holes with trickles of water flowing through. This simple set-up has the potential to feed an urbanizing Africa and the rest of the…

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It’s a Big Assignment. Growing More Food With Less Water.

It is predicted by 2050 the earth will have more than nine billion inhabitants with only sufficient year-round good water for a third of that number. The SWFF program, backed by USAID, and the governments…

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Biplab and His Bhungroo Pipe—An Earthquake Results in Innovation

In Western India bordering Pakistan, there was once an earthquake that devastated the elevated water storage tanks, thereby affecting the water supply. Into this land came a man with a can-do philosophy named Biplab Ketan…

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Approximately 70% of women work in agriculture in low-income, food-deficit countries.

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