Securing Water for Food

Securing Water for Food

Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development is focused on addressing critical water challenges along the food value chain. Our goal is to source and accelerate later-stage market-driven innovations that will enable the production of more food with less water and/or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution. We target critical gaps in technology and business model innovatiions that address water efficiency and reuse; water capture and storage; and salinity and salt water intrusion.

At a Glance

Innovations 33
Favorites 10
Budget: $32,000,000

Program Status Update

Securing Water for Food (SWFF) is currently currently accepting applications for its 3rd call for innovations. SWFF invites innovators to apply that have a post-pilot science/technology and/or business model innovation that either produces more food using less water or increases water availability for food production, processing, or distribution. The deadline to apply is May 22 at 5pm EST. This third call under the Challenge will introduce an increased focus on cutting-edge, advanced technologies and business models, as well as innovations that benefit women.

Problem

Water scarcity, specifically in relation to agriculture

Objectives

To enable the production of more food with less water and/or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution by: Water Efficiency and Reusing Wastewater, Water Capture and Storage, & Salinity and Salt Water Intrusion

Innovations