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SWFF Innovators in the News (Most Recent Select Articles)

Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies (AST) – Future of Agriculture (The Economist)
Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies (AST) – AST Closed a $3.2 Million Series A Funding Deal (PR Web)
Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies (AST) – Ag Industry Brief: Village Capital and SWFF Join the 77 Resources Dedicated to Food and Ag Entrepreneurs, More (AgFunder News)
aQysta – Question and Answer Series: Innovators Create Low-cost Hydro Powered Irrigation Pump (Agrilinks)
aQysta – [Video] The Barsha Pump Featured on The Water Channel (The Water Channel)
Aybar – Question & Answer Series: Securing Water for Food in Ethiopia (Agrilinks)
Groasis Waterboxx – Question & Answer Series: An Innovative Farming Box Designed to Save Water (Agrilinks)
Groasis Waterboxx, The Buried Diffuser, SWAR, and World Hope International – SWFF Innovators featured in Engineering for Change, “Ten Technologies for Farming in Dry Climates” (Engineering For Change)
Ignitia – How Rain Forecasting Via Text Can Help Farmers in the Developing World (Fast Company)
Ignitia – This Hyperlocal Weather Forecast Mobile Delivery Service is Helping Farmer Improve Harvests (Pulse)
Ignitia – New Service Predicts Rainfall, Helps 80,000 African Farmers (Global Citizen)
Ignitia – Mobile App for Rain Forecasts Raising Farmers’ Yields (SciDev.Net, Agrilinks)
Ignitia – Question and Answer Series: Innovators Utilize Highly Accurate Weather Modeling to Conserve Water (Agrilinks)
Practical Action – Question and Answer Series: Sandbar Cropping in Bangladesh (Agrilinks)
Practical Action – Pumpkins Against Poverty with Kate Thornton: Magic Radio & Practical Action (Magic Radio)
Reel Gardening – Featured in Forbes Africa February/March Issue  (Forbes Africa)
Reel Gardening – Reel Gardening Evaluation Report
Reel Gardening – How the Securing Water for Food Challenge Seeded My Social Enterprise (Nextbillion)
Si Technologies International – Question and Answer Series: Fighting Crop Loss with Silicic Acid (Agrilinks)

Securing Water for Food Program News

Dutch Water Sector – New Call for Securing Water for Food: Exceptional Innovations to Produce More Food with Less Water
VentureBurn – Securing Water for Food Challenge Now Open
Water Online – Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces $7.5 Million Global Call for Innovations 
Disrupt Africa – Applications Open for $7.5m Securing Water for Food Challenge
Nextbillion – Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces Fourth Call for Innovations
Water. Desalination+Reuse – News Related to “Call for Innovations in Water, Women and Agriculture
Modern Ghana – Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces Fourth Call for Innovations
Water and Waste Digest – Securing Water for Food Program Announces Fourth Call for Innovations
Water Conditioning and Purification Magazine Online: Fourth Call for Securing Water for Food Innovations
Voice of America – Bamboo Farming Market Expands in Ethiopia
Reuters AlertNet – Innovating Water Technologies Will Help us Feed the Planet
Water Online – Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces 12 New Awardees
Duurzaam – Hoe Speciale ‘Luiers’ Planten in Droge Gebieden Tewateren
GreentechLead – Securing Water for Food Recognizes 12 Game Changing Technologies
AgriHolland – Matten Met Biopolymeren Bieden Extra Kansen Voor Landbouw in Droogtegevoelige Bebieden
All Africa – Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Announces 12 New Awardees
Grist – Climate Change Will Stress Plants Out. These Scientists Think They Have a Solution
The Water Channel – Supporting Innovation, Securing Water for Food
Vox – Climate Change Will Stress Out Plants. These Scientists Think They Have a Solution.

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Tools and Sector Resources

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Resources for General Information on Agriculture, Desalination, Food Security, and Water Scarcity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The World Bank: Agriculture and Rural Development
World Economic Forum: Agriculture and Food Security
USAID: Agriculture and Food Security
UNESCO – IHE Institute for Water Education
Global Water Institute – Water Desalination Report