How Indian Farmers are Shielding Their Seeds From Extreme Weather

An innovative seed treatment helps family farmers to grow their crops — no matter how hot it gets India’s leaders have a lot of confidence in the future of its agricultural sector — so much…

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Fishing for Success in West Africa

SkyFox works with investors to bring smallholder farmers into West Africa’s lucrative fish market. The West African region, covered in hilly grassland and savanna, is known for its semi-arid climate and vast coastal waters. The…

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Rural Egyptian Women Take to Quinoa

More and more women in rural areas of Egypt are warming to alternative salt-tolerant crops like quinoa thanks to efforts by the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and its partners. Under a project running…

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SWFF M&E Evaluation Field Interns Needed

SWFF is seeking Monitoring & Evaluation Field Interns (graduate students) to conduct in-country, field research with a SWFF innovator using SWFF established guidelines and research questions. The ideal candidates will have a background in water,…

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SWFF TA Facility Seeks Social Impact Storytelling Virtual Intern

Washington, DC — The Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Technical Assistance Facility, a global, enterprise incubator-accelerator that serves SWFF innovators, seeks applications from senior and masters level students for its Social Impact Storytelling Virtual Internship….

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Rising Sea Levels Threaten Bangladesh Farmers. Hybrid Seeds Could Help Save Them.

An innovative company is using hybrid seeds to increase crop yields — and opportunity — for vulnerable family farms. Sajeda Khatun is a family farmer who lives with her son and husband in the village…

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SWFF Innovator Muthoni Masinde Featured in Series “When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better”

Professor Muthoni Masinde, the developer of the drought protection tool, was recently featured in USAID’s series on extraordinary women entrepreneurs, When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better.  As a female scientist and entrepreneur, Dr. Masinde has…

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Assessing the Impact of Iska SMS on Agriculture in Ghana

Written by Rebeka Ramangamihanta I spent my summer as an M&E Field Evaluator for Securing Water for Food (SWFF). SWFF is a Grand Challenge for Development initiative that sources and accelerates innovations that will enable…

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10 Billion Liters of Water Saved: SWFF Releases 2017 Annual Report

Securing Water for Food (SWFF) released its 2017 Annual Report, highlighting the program’s successes in the last year and opportunities for growth. It documents SWFF innovators’ impact to date, major program activities and achievements, innovators’…

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Incorporating Ants, Animals, and Technology for Accurate Drought Prediction

SWFF innovator Professor Muthoni Masinde grew up in a remote village in Kenya where her parents were smallholder farmers, and she witnessed first hand the struggles local farmers had in predicting the weather. Most smallholder…

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