100 solutions for 1 problem: feeding the hungry planet

As someone who has enough food to eat on their plate every day, the fact that over 820 million people around the world still suffer from different forms of hunger horrifies me. This concern increases since the global population continues to rapidly increase while arable land decreases. To address this concern, Bayer Crop Science aims … Read more100 solutions for 1 problem: feeding the hungry planet

Digitizing supply chains to lift farmers out of poverty

Millions of cocoa farmers live in poverty across western Africa. Over the years, these farmers have been forced to contend with geopolitical instability, predatory loan practices, and a general lack of information that hampers their ability to maximize yields and sell crops at fair prices. Other problems, such as deforestation and child labor, also plague … Read moreDigitizing supply chains to lift farmers out of poverty

Monitofarm- Crowdfunding for Seed Capital

Innovation SL, as an Entrepreneurship Support Organization, is launching this Crowdfunding platform-MonitoFarm to meet the seed capital needs of young Agripreneurs in Sierra Leone. Given our work in building the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem; in incubating and accelerating Start-ups and Scale-Ups, we see the lack of seed capital as a critical missing piece of the start up … Read moreMonitofarm- Crowdfunding for Seed Capital

Urban consumer preferences for nutrient fortified snacks in Zambia

Abstract This paper uses a choice experiment with 661 respondents in two large cities in Zambia to evaluate urban consumers’ preferences for nutrient‐fortified wheat cookies. Our results indicate that both nutrient fortification and marketing messaging tied to taste, health and energy are important attributes for discretionary food selection among urban consumers in Zambia. Using a … Read moreUrban consumer preferences for nutrient fortified snacks in Zambia

Agtech startup iFarm bags $4M to help vertical farms grow more tasty stuff

Vertical farming technology provider iFarm has bagged a $4 million seed round, led by Gagarin Capital, an earlier investor in the startup. Other investors in the round include Matrix Capital, Impulse VC, IMI.VC and several business angels. The Finnish startup is focused on providing software that enables others to carry out vertical farming — targeting … Read moreAgtech startup iFarm bags $4M to help vertical farms grow more tasty stuff