Water Governance Institute Promotes Economic Inclusion for Refugees

There are about 1.4 million refugees in Uganda, most of whom are from nearby countries who have fled political conflicts. Henry Mugisha, with Water Governance Institute (WGI), believes he has part of the answer to…

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High Tech Farming Comes to Mozambique

The “Old McDonald had a farm e-i-e-i-o” refrain in the classic children’s song is slightly outdated. Today, along with farm animals, one might add a drone to the menagerie. For example, in the southeastern African…

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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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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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It’s All About Results for USAID’s SWFF Chief

Dr. Ku McMahan, the mild-spoken leader of USAID’s innovative Securing Water for Food (SWFF) program, is hard-nosed when it comes to results. “If a project comes up short, we didn’t do our jobs,” he says….

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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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