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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15 Key lessons Learned That Drive SWFF Gender Activities

Securing Water for Food (SWFF) addresses 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, attitudes, and…

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The Soil Whisperer of India. Innovation Mixed with Care.

You can call K.S. Gopal the soil whisperer, and you wouldn’t be exaggerating the influence of this career agricultural specialist, educator, and innovator in India. Gopal talks of the soil in near poetic terms. Over…

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SWFF Featured on USAID’s Global Water Blog

USAID’s Global Water’s Blog’s “Global Waters in Focus” series featured Securing Water for Food in a recent blog post. This occasional series takes a broader and more technical look at USAID water activities that have…

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SWFF Delivers Lessons Learned Seminar Series at USAID

The SWFF program believes that knowledge adds value and that learning should be promoted through sharing lessons learned. Over the life of the project, the SWFF TA Facility has been proactive in documenting our “doing…

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