Delivery of Technical Assistance to Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Grantees

Client: The Kaizen Company/U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Problem: Launched in 2013 by USAID, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Government of South Africa, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, SWFF is an on-going series of competitions that leverages science and technology to create and apply scalable solutions to produce more food with less water and/or make more water available for food production, processing, and distribution. To have a greater impact in reducing hunger and water insecurity, SWFF grantees need to scale their ventures and reach more markets.

Solution: The Kaizen Company, with USAID funding, selected Moonshot Global to provide technical assistance to grantees to source and accelerate technological and business model innovations. Moonshot Global was selected to provide technical assistance in business modeling, communications, organizational capacity building, and partner identification and partnerships. An example project is the development of a partnerships toolkit for Aybar Engineering, creator of the innovative water conserving plow—the Broad Bed and Furrow Maker—to facilitate the formation of new channels for distribution.