Si Tech is Working to Improve Agriculture. It’s a Slow, Winding Road for the 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 it is somewhat more complicated. Despite the fact that…

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Meeting a Food Crises with Crop Innovation and Helping the Rohingya Refugees Help Themselves

Nazmul Chowdhury is no stranger to the growing practice of disaster risk reduction, with much of the various crises calling for growing more food with less water. Working with the international NGO Practical Action, Chowdhury…

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SkyFox To Raise Capital Through IPO

SkyFox Ltd., a small capital markets initiative, sells Ghanaian farmers shares in fish production cooperatives to aid in increasing farm yields through nutrient irrigation and in feeding the population. Now the company is stepping up…

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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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