A billion people on the planet don't have enough to eat.

Securing Water for Food sources and accelerates innovations that enable the production of more food with less water and/or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution.

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Tons of food produced with SWFF funds

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Flask Wall Mushroom Growing House – University of Malawi


Aquaponics Farming – Water Governance Institute


Saline Vegetables – Lal Teer Seed Ltd


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Ignitia Evaluation Available

SWFF-funded Columbia University’s IRI conducted an external review of Ignitia, a SWFF Rd. 3 innovator. The document – 2017 Evaluation of Ignitia Daily Rainfall Forecasts for Subscribers in West Africa – is now available in the resources section…

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Top 5 Trends in Agriculture 2018

The great boom of technology is having great impact on all industries and agriculture is no exception. This is the perfect opportunity to find solutions for new issues: the demand for a greater productivity, high…

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SWFF Impact and Lessons Learned

This post was written by Dr. Ku McMahan, SWFF Team Lead, and Dr. Donna Vincent Roa, SWFF TA Facility Chief of Party. Currently, more than 1.5 billion people live with water shortages for at least…

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The Good Fungus: An Unlikely Helper for Farmers Around the World

American scientists discovered a powerful fungus that helps plants survive extreme weather In the late 1990s, geneticist Regina Redman and microbiologist Russell Rodriguez went to Yellowstone National Park to research how life can survive in…

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Testing the Hypothesis: Does Technical Assistance Impact Scaling?

The overarching aim of the Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Grand Challenge is to make more water available for the food value chain and/or enabling the production of more food using less water. The program…

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

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