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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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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The Yin and Yang of Securing Water for Food

In Confucianism, one might label the program Securing Water for Food (SWFF) yin and yang, a balance of opposing but complementary ideas for an increasingly thirsty world. That’s the guiding philosophy of a unique multi-government…

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Si Tech is Working to Improve Agriculture. It’s a Slow, Winding Road for New Technology.

Conventional wisdom suggests that if you build a better mousetrap, customers will beat a path to your door. Si Technologies, a Dutch agricultural company, has found that it is somewhat more complicated. They have a…

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

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