SWFF TA Facility Seeks 2019 Fall Semester Virtual Intern

Washington, DC — The Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Technical Assistance Facility, a global, government-funded incubator-accelerator that serves SWFF innovators, seeks candidates for its 2019 Fall Semester Virtual Internship, a position that provides a valuable,…

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SWFF Highlights Innovator Poverty, Gender, and Water Impact

Securing Water for Food has published three new documents that 1) detail SWFF’s specific support to innovators, and 2) feature select innovator achievements and successes (e.g., number of end-users reached, how many hectares of farmland…

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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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The Other Shark Tank: Securing Water for Food

Three decades ago, the World Wide Web was introduced, Taylor Swift was born, and the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Only three decades from now, in the flutter of an eyelid, nine billion…

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Sound Environmental Design Equals Good Business

An environmentally sound program is good for business. These are words that could easily be plastered in bright neon on the side of the USAID building in Washington, DC. It’s a guiding philosophy of the…

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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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SWFF Completes Impact Evaluation of Bhungroo Water Harvesting in Gujarat

In the Indian state of Gujarat, SWFF has provided grant funding to Bhungroo water harvesting systems installed in May and June 2018. Developed by Naireeta Services, a for-profit social enterprise and SWFF fourth round innovator,…

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SWFF Publishes Impact Evaluation Report on FutureWater in Mozambique

A SWFF field evaluator visited Mozambique in July and August 2018 to carry out an impact assessment of ThirdEye’s innovation FutureWater. With the help of drones, FutureWater detects crop stress at an early stage and…

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Impact Evaluation Report on World Hope Published

In June 2018, a SWFF field evaluator visited Mozambique to assess the impact of World Hope’s low-cost greenhouse innovation. World Hope set up 44 innovative low-cost greenhouses for individual farmers or farmer associations in two…

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SWFF Gender Empowerment and Integration: Accomplishments Timeline

Securing Water for Food is committed to addressing the constraints that women and girls face with respect to both access to and use of SWFF innovations and, where feasible, seeks to further understand the context,…

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