Drone operators review infrared images of crops that show crop health, changes, damage, and unusual crop growth from Securing Water for Food (SWFF) innovator FutureWater’s ThirdEye drone. Photo credit: SWFF

Securing Water for Food – Global Waters In Focus

This Global Waters In Focus looks at the Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Grand Challenge for Development. Since 2013, USAID has partnered with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the South Africa Department of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to develop science and technology solutions that allow farmers to produce more food with less water through the SWFF Grand Challenge for Development.

Through SWFF, USAID and its partners support innovators working to: help farmers grow more food using less water; enhance water storage; make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution; and improve the use of saline water and soil to produce food around the world. In addition, SWFF helps innovators forge partnerships and secure outside investment, so they can continue to grow and become financially sustainable and independent of donors.

Read the full article in Global Waters on Medium.

In Focus, part of Global Water Stories, is an occasional series that takes a broader and more technical look at USAID water activities that have been in place for some time to share approaches, results, and lessons learned.


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