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.

Active, Graduate, and Alumni Innovators
Tons of food produced with SWFF funds

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Drought Prediction Tool – CUT, Free State

Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya

Bhungroo – Naireeta Services


Irrigation Scheduling System – Institute for University Cooperation


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Turning Waste Into Prosperity

Water is precious in India, and especially precious for the nation’s farmers. Unpredictable rainfall can damage soil and drain groundwater reserves, making it difficult for farmers without access to irrigation to produce food. And in…

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SWFF Innovators Reduce Water Consumption by 11.4 Billion Liters: 2018 Semi-Annual Report

Securing Water for Food (SWFF) released its 2018 Semi-Annual Report, highlighting the program’s successes in the last six months and opportunities for growth. The document details SWFF innovators’ impact to date, major program achievements and…

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Have You Herd? Meat Naturally Brings Sustainable Profits to South African Cattle Farmers

Southern Africa is home to thousands of species, including prides of lions and roaming elephants. But, in a region over 90 percent rangelands — including grasslands and savannahs — buffalo, cattle and other grazing animals…

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Teaching the Next Generation to Bloom and Grow

In South Africa, future generations who want to understand where their food comes from are leading a movement for healthy eating. When she was just sixteen years old, South African Claire Reid she invented a…

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Planting the Seeds of Female Empowerment

ICBA and SWFF Work to Close Agricultural Gender Gap in Egypt The women and families that make their living farming in deserts are no stranger to hardship. “In desert-based agricultural systems, climate change stress is…

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

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