J-WAFS awards $1.4 million in third round of seed grant funding

May 11, 2017

Professor Antoine Allanore was awarded an Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) seed grant for his project "Affordable Potassium Fertilizer from K Feldspar for Africa." 

J-WAFS at MIT has announced its third round of seed grant funding to the MIT community. J‑WAFS, launched in 2014, is MIT’s Institute-wide initiative to promote, coordinate, and lead research related to water and food that will have a measurable and international impact as humankind adapts to a rapidly expanding population on a changing planet.

Irrigated rice cultivation in the Senegal River Valley

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