Ignitia Wins Second Place in the AIIS Pitch Competition

Washington, D.C. – Last week, 24 Securing Water for Food innovators participated in USAID’s first-ever Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit (AIIS) with colleagues from Powering Agriculture and Feed the Future. The Summit, designed to help bridge connections…

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The Art of the Pitch: How Startup Social Enterprises Pitch Impact Investors (Devex Impact)

The funding challenge has always loomed large over social entrepreneurs wanting to change the world. For many, the difference between their breakthrough innovation going big and their business going back to the drawing board can…

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New Irrigation System Reaches the Poorest Farmers

Mandera is one of the poorest parts of Kenya where 88% of the population live below the poverty line. By cooperating to spread one innovation together, the two innovators SunCulture and Islamic Relief Kenya have…

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USAID and Partners Host First Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners will host their first Agriculture Innovation Investment Summit from June 1- 2 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will connect investors with innovators…

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Out of Boston, Three Innovators on a Quest to Provide Drinkable Water (The Boston Globe)

The world is a thirsty place. In many parched lands, including parts of the United States, desalination technologies are helping turn sea water and brackish ground water into clean water for drinking, bathing, and irrigation….

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How a Text Message Can Feed a Family

Across sub-Saharan Africa, the land is changing. Growing seasons have shortened, reservoirs have emptied, and rainfall is increasingly erratic. The effects of drought and climate change are prominent across the landscape. In Northern Ghana, Abdul is a rice…

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NGO Builds a Unique Sub-surface Drip Irrigation System (Business Today)

K.S. Gopal, 64, who runs an NGO called SWAR – System of Water for Agriculture Rejuvenation – has come out with a unique farm watering system. “It is not surface-centric as the idea here is…

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Practical Action Bangladesh – Harvest

Practical Action’s sandbar cropping is a technology challenging poverty. See the fruits of a village based market system that provides food for the landless. Learn more about Practical Action’s innovation here.

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Amos G. Winter Wins McKinsey Award

SWFF Innovator Amos G. Winter won this year’s McKinsey Award for an article that he lead-authored for Harvard Business Review titled, “Engineering Reverse Innovations.” The article, which was designated as Harvard Business Review’s best article…

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Incubating Innovation: Solutions for a Parched Earth

Massive droughts and water demands from a world population projected to grow to nine billion by 2050 translate to food insecurity and lack of water for agriculture. Securing Water for Food sources and invests in…

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