Updated Dec 15, 2017CLOSED
Offered by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Department of Science and Technology of the Government of South Africa and U.S. Agency for International Development as part of Securing Water for Food
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Government of South Africa has officially opened the Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development Global Call for Innovations.
This funding competition sources and accelerates innovations that will enable the production of more food with less water or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution
|Region||Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Middle East and North Africa|
Agriculture Water Management (Agriculture)
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Sanitation (Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH))
We are seeking applications that:
Promote user-centered design, not technology for the sake of technology.
Build sustainability into the fabric of the program. All innovations must be sustainable (financial, institutional, environmental, technological, and social).
Innovations supported by this program must demonstrate direct or strong indirect benefits for the poor and women.
Securing Water for Food welcomes and encourages high quality applications, especially from women-owned/women-led enterprises and developing country entrepreneurs.
Have a local presence and develop market-driven partnerships.
The three areas that are deemed critical to reducing water scarcity in the food value chain are listed as:
Improving water efficiency and reusing agricultural wastewater to significantly extend the productivity of limited water resources.
Effective water capture and storage systems for extending temporal availability of water supply in regions where precipitation is seasonal.
Management of salinity in water supplies, as it is a major threat to food production.