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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Industry Disruptors Game Changers (IDGC), Future Agro Challenge and Berytech have launched the AgriNation Startup Cup in the Near Eas

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FAC Impact Makers Program Cohort 2 Celebrations

A celebration of learnings comes to an end with the second cohort of the FAC Impact Makers Program ending on May 17th.  A 12-week journey with a group of ecosystem-building organizations from both the

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FAC Impact Makers Program – Cohort 2!

FAC Impact Makers program is a capacity building program and network targeting Sub-Sahara Africa and MENA region to support the development of conducive ecosystems for innovation and entrepreneurship

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Agriculture from Space: a 4th generation food production

Industry 4.0 comes with a whole technological revolution such as the package of Agriculture and Space. This concept stimulates a large number of innovative services and products for a continuous and m

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Empowering Women and Building Sustainable Food Systems

The Future Agro Challenge (FAC) anchors a dynamic community that takes root in each joining nation, enriching the global conversation with a transfer of ideas and solutions. Each nation and region bri

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A Spotlight on Food Waste

One of the basic pillars that the new EU “From Farm to Fork” strategy has shed light on is obvious issue of food waste. We mention these two words because the future of our planet lies in …our garbage

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From the Farm to You

It is simple! PIELERS GmbH goal is to make a major contribution to the transformation of the agriculture and food industry by fundamentally changing food trade and thus securing the future of nutritio

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Soilless Farm Lab: Transforming Nigeria’s Food Security

Transforming Nigeria’s agri-foodtech ecosystem landscape has been an ambitious agenda considering the fact that the agri- and foodtech entrepreneurs in the past have had to face the challenge of lack

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Small Farming and Agtech in Peru

How Do We Improve Small Agricultural Producers to Improve Their Production and Marketing Decisions? Produced by: Alejandro Bernaola / Investa VB Founder    In Peru, one of the most innov

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Food Security In Lebanon and the MENA Region

In its mission to inspire and empower agrifood startups, Berytech brought together experts and entrepreneurs to discuss the pressing subject of Food Security, particularly Lebanon and the MENA region,

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Future Food and Farming

One of the impacts of COVID-19 is that food security has come under the spotlight around the world with more awareness than ever regarding the important role food and farming play in our lives. In unc

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Nominations for FAC Australia Now Open!

Once upon a time the tractor provided groundbreaking advances for modern agriculture. Today agtech comes in all kinds of packages, from robotics to smart phone software, innovations are everywhere. If

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Driving the Acceleration of Agrifoodtech in Nigeria

The 2020 Future Agro Challenge for Nigeria took place recently to bring together the nationalcompetition for the Nigerian Agripreneur of The Year who will go on to compete with agripreneurs from over

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Name: Joey Ghanem, Communication and Outreach Manager Country: Lebanon Organisation: Berytech Joey started working with Berytech in 2018 specifically in the Agrytech Program, supporting and scali

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Name: Ágata Correia Country: Mozambique Organisation: DEV MOZAMBIQUE Agata Correia holds a bachelor’s degree in Biomedicine by Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Mozambique, with a focus on eth

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FAC Impact Maker Program Has Launched!

The Future Agro Challenge has launched an exciting new program aimed at supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the agriculture and food sectors, with farmers firmly placed at the forefront of t

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Never been a better time to be an agripreneur!

Many of the world’s leading industries have been severely disrupted this year as governments across the globe attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19. Industries such as sporting events, restaurants, e

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Name: Apeh Omede Country: Nigeria Organisation: Future Agro Challenge Nigeria Website: Apeh Omede is the CEO and co-founder at Greenrise Innovation Hub of Nigeria (The G

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The ‘Ag’ in Agricultural Innovation Comes First

One of the key priorities for the Future Agro Challenge community around the world and something that sets us apart in our ecosystem building work, is our passion and belief that farmers need to be hi

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Name: Ramy Boujawdeh, Deputy General Manager at Berytech and Director of the ACT Smart Innovation Hub Initiative Country: Lebanon Organisation: Berytech Website:    Bery

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Fields4Ever Project: FAC 2019 Global Agripreneur Winner – Biome Makers

Fields4Ever Project: FAC 2019 Global Agripreneur Winner - Biome Makers Fields4ever is a global initiative driven by Biome Makers for the conservation and monitoring of soil health by promoting th

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FAC is Celebrating International Day of Rural Women

As many countries and regions face global challenges in food security, food safety, food waste and healthy sustainable diets, local and regional solutions right in our backyards are often overlooked.

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Spotlight On – Baobab Products Mozambique 

In honour of the International Day of Rural Women, we thought there was no better time to shine a spotlight on the work of some terrific female FAC agripreneurs who were past finalists at our Global A

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  Name: Flo Mosoane Country: South Africa Organization: FoodMakers Africa Website: Flo is a South Africa based Agripreneur and Agrifood startup Developer. She is t

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Name: Luis Salazar, Investa VB Country: Peru Organisation: Investa VB Website: We first approached FAC due to the importance that we consider agriculture has for our country, t

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Let’s Talk About the Importance of Agricultural Education

The current problems in our world today are almost too many to list: food security is coming under attack, rural and urban poverty and inequality is at an all-time high and the environment is quickly

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10 Agtech & Foodtech Incubators and Accelerators from Around the Globe

10 Agtech & Foodtech Incubators and Accelerators from around the globe The agtech and foodtech arena is a rapidly growing and changing industry and there are a vast number of challenges facing

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Jessica Fealy – FAC Global Impact Maker Interview

Name: Jessica Fealy Country: Australia Organisation: Future Agro Challenge Australia Website:   I first got involved with the Future Agro Challenge in

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What Makes a Thriving Agrifood Innovation Ecosystem?

All over the world, there has been a lot of conversation and work done around creating agrifood innovation ecosystems, now the focus is shifting toward what makes a top functioning one.   L

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COVID-19 Impact on the Agrifood Innovation Ecosystem in Georgia

If you’ve been following the news about the pandemic spread, you might have read articles in The Washington Post and other outlets praising Georgia’s response to COVID-19. Indeed, as of mid-August, th

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Cecilia Wessinger – FAC Global Impact Maker Interview 

Name: Cecilia Wessinger Country: USA Organisation: Future Agro Challenge USA Website: It all started a year ago in Bahrain… I met Carla Tanas, founder of the Future Agro Chall

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Five Future Agro Challenge Agripreneurs you need to know about!

There’s an agricultural revolution underway and our passion is pushing the envelope until innovative and fundable food, agtech, and agriculture innovations have spread around the globe, from

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Agricultural Innovation In Australia

There is no doubt that 2020 has been an unusual year due to COVID-19, but Australian agriculture and agricultural innovation is still kicking along. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that as

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Carla Tanas – FAC Global Impact Maker Interview

FAC Create: We mobilize local communities to create agro innovation hubs globally FAC Collaborate: We facilitate the sharing of ideas and resources to achieve a bigger goal FAC Cultivate: We sup

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If Peru has proven to be the leading country within LATAM in economic growth over the past 20 years, it has been partly thanks to the development of the agrifood sector. Agriculture in Peru accounts f

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In the Face of a Pandemic: The AgriFood Ecosystem in South Africa

Never before have policymakers been faced with the complex conundrum of balancing between saving the lives of thousands of South Africans and the complete devastation of their livelihoods. Yet, here w

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Feeding a Billion – Food Security of India is at the Edge

COVID19 has created a huge challenge to an already fragile agricultural sector in India India is the world's second-most populous country with a population of 1.27 billion. It is the seventh-largest

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Applications Opened for Agripreneur of the Year 2020

Applications for the 2020 edition have opened for fundable and innovative ideas in food or agriculture that could secure your spot as one of the 60 finalists at the Future Agro Challenge Global Champi

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Robots that get Insects to Manage Food Waste

We have to find better, more efficient ways to create a circular economy.  This isn't just about processing the easy stuff, the clean pre-consumer wastes that are wasted.  This is about truly valorizi

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Grasshoppers for Commercial Sale

Global demand for protein is expected to double while existing protein sources are reaching their limitations. More sustainable and healthier protein sources are needed. A wide range of innovative

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The First Insect Producer in SouthEast Europe

The way proteins are produced is unsustainable and inefficient – it harms the environment, depletes Earth’s natural resources, and cannot meet the ever-growing demand fueled by population growth.  W

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FAC Global Finalist Second Runner Up 2019

The past 30 years of agricultural productivity gains has been based on 3 things. 1) Bigger tractors and farm machinery so farmers can farm more land in one day, 2) complete reliance on pesticides and

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FAC Global Finalist First Runner Up 2019

  Eleos Robotics' agricultural robotics technology is helping to solve big-picture issues in the world. Did you know that we are undergoing global labor and environmental crisis? We need to incr

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Biome Makers Announced Agripreneur of the Year 2019

There is a wave of new biological products landing in agriculture. While at the same time, more restrictions are being placed on the use of agrochemicals, actively questioning their efficiency. Increa

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In Collaboration with EIT Food

Two missions one vision, how to sustainably feed the growing population by 2050.  EIT Food, a pan-European consortium focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation in the food sector. More than 50 leadi

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FAC attends FAO International Innovation Symposium

The first International Innovation Symposium for Family Farmers was held in Rome on November 21-23, 2018.  FAC was invited to join in the global dialogue to give voice the agripreneurs in more than 60

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Real-World Blockchain Helping Agriculture Grow

Real-world blockchain technology has many people excited, and for good reason. From managing electrical grids to securing medical records, it appears there’s nothing this revolutionary technology can’

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FAC Event at the UN Committee of Food Security

An agrifood revolution is here and the industry is fast changing. Can we create results-oriented regulations that will increase multi-stakeholder trust within the food supply chain while con

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Empowering Women in Agriculture

FAC is joining the global dialogue to advance gender equality to empower women in rural areas and agriculture. Women are the world’s most underutilized resource certainly applies to the 564 million wo

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FAC in Digital Greece

Future Agro Challenge was presented on the Keynote Stage of Digital Greece, where we organized a dynamic panel regarding AgriTech.  Stakeholders and startups talked about the opportunities that arise

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Applications Open for the New Round

The largest global competition in agrifood innovation that discovers local agripreneurs and accelerates opportunities for them in global markets!    +200 startups selected and supported

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AgUnity Wins FAC Global Championships 2018

AgUnity (Australia) which increases incomes for the smallest farmers in developing countries via the use of blockchain technology gains the title Agripreneur of the Year 2018 at the Future Agro Challe

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Bringing Agripreneurs Closer to Policymakers

With the aim to bring agripreneurs to the frontline, this year the Global Agripreneurs Summit had the honor to bring forward policy makers including His Excellency Mario Arvelo, Chairperson of the Com

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Global Finalists Selected for the FAC Global Championships

The heat is on! The FAC Global Championships is the highlight event within the Global Agripreneurs Summit where the winning agripreneur from over 60 nations across 5 continents competes at an internat

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An Eventful Agripreneurial Year Around the Globe!

We celebrate an eventful year having mobilized over 80,000 people to  to bring an entrepreneurial mindset to reignite agriculture as a key pillar for economic growth and sustainability.  FAC events ta

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FAC Mozambique is Leading Agrifood Innovation in Africa!

99% of agriculture exploration in Mozambique is made of survival production. The sector employs directly 5.7M people, which equals to around 72% of the economically active population, whilst only cont

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FAC Intervention at the FAO UN

38 MORE million people went hungry last year.  The number of hungry in the world has risen to 815 million, affecting some 11% of the world population, especially in areas of conflict.  The world is mo

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Cowlar, gets backed by actor Ashton Kutcher

The pages are turning and "agtech" is becoming the new sexy word, even in Hollywood!  Actor Ashton Kutcher takes the lead with a FAC global semi-finalist from Pakistan.  Cowlar, the smart non-

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Turkey to host Global Agripreneurs Summit 2018

Turkey has always been a land of agriculture. Historically, greater parts of the population has always been working in the agricultural industries. Today, agriculture makes around 23% of the Turkish e

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Doors Open for Cassava Food Enhancer!

Cassava Food Enhancer has been recognized internationally through the Future Agro Challenege, making it the current winner of the most innovative venture in Paraguay by the government through

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FAC 2015 Champions share their story of success!

Skymatics started out as a small drone based media company in the small country of Bermuda.  We had a big idea to use our drones for a more technical purpose so we came up with a plan for branching ou

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Our Team is Growing! Join Us!

Our small team is growing fast.  We would love your involvement in making FAC special.  Come join us! We are seeking motivated individuals who care about the future of food and agriculture seeking

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Claire Reid conceptualized Reel Gardening at the age of 16

Reel Gardening is a South African Social Enterprise that manufactures a patented biodegradable, pre-fertilised seed tape that enables people with little knowledge or resources to plant succe

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Applications are now open for a new cycle. There’s an agricultural revolution underway. And our passion is pushing the envelope until innovative and fundable food, agtech, and agriculture innovatio

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Global Agripreneurs Summit 2017 Highlights

Global Agripreneurs Summit 2017 has become an industry highlight bringing together agripreneurs  and industry stakeholders from over 50 countries across 5 continents to accelerate the power of transfe

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The Future Agro Challenge Global Championships ends with a success! Claire Reid, founder of Reel Gardening located in South Africa, went home as the Agripreneur of the Year receiving a custom made pac

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Global Agripreneurs Summit Days Away

The Future Agro Challenge Global Championships will for the first time, in its third leg be held in South Africa. Another first for us is hosting our Championship in joint collaboration with the Secur

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FAC finalists make it to the list of 80+

FAC finalists make it to the list of 80+ Startups Powering The Future Of Farming And Agribusiness CropX EM3 AgriServices#FACagripreneurs

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Congratulations to our Top 50

Congratulations to our Top 50 #agripreneurs that will compete for the title of “The Agripreneur of the Year” at the 3rd FAC Global Championships in #Johannesburg from March 12-15, 2017! @citycrop Far

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Are you among the top 50 agripreneurs in the world?

Are you among the top 50 most innovative #agripreneurs? Grow your #global #agribusiness network and opportunities at the Future Agro Challenge Global Championships in #southafrica. Apply by Januar

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