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18 Rabbits


18 Rabbits started with a love story. A mom’s homemade granola wafting out of the kitchen window, while two rabbits fell in love in the backyard. Bringing food back to its roots, we use pure & simple ingredients from farmers they know and sources they trust. \r\nThey make their bars from our granola and they don’t put anything in their granola that you wouldn’t want to put in your body. They use real pieces of fruit, nuts and seeds, and add real coconut, cacao nibs and chocolate for extra texture and sweetness.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Agrostar


India

AgroStar aims to transform Agri-business for farmers in rural India. AgroStar have built a “direct to farmer” m-commerce platform through which farmers can procure agri-inputs needed for their farms by simply giving a missed call on the platform and eventually accessing the mobile app. AgroStar is headquartered out of Pune and currently operates in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Farmers in these states can procure an entire range of good quality and branded agri-inputs like seeds, crop nutrition, crop protection and agri- hardware products through the company\'s m-commerce platform.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Agrotur


Peru

AGROTUR promotes a sustainable culture of coffee farmers for growing organic coffee, caring for the environment and using new technological tools of own manufacture.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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AquaBella Organic Solutions


United States of America

AquaBella Organic Solutions distributes innovative microbial \r\nproducts for the agriculture and environmental industries. AquaBella products are 100% natural and organic. They safely replenish soils and water, promoting healthy ecosystems that lead to extraordinary results.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Autumn Berry Inspired


United States of America

Autumn Berry Inspired creates and sells high-quality Autumn Berry products as the first-movers in this exciting new commodity market. As they harvest of the fruit of this problematic invasive tree species, they transform dense invaded land into highly productive orchards.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Bare Fruit


United States of America

They bake whole fruit using special ovens that caramelize one-of-a-kind sweetness on the outside and bake in crunchy goodness on the inside.

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Barrix Agro Sciences


India

Barrix Agro Sciences seeks to develop technology enabled cost effective solutions to reduce the use of pesticides in crop production thereby increasing pre and post harvest yield. Their pheromone products include the Barrix Fruit fly traps that target 83 species of pests in fruit crops and the Barrix vegetable fly traps that target 226 species of pests in vegetable crops.rnrnBarrix Agro Sciences has served about 15000 farmers and sold around 50000 traps in 16 districts of Karnataka Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Barrix distributes its products through live demos and workshops for awareness building. The Company plans to launch pheromone traps to protect agriculturally important crops like Rice Wheat Sugarcane Brinjal and Cotton in the future.rnrnBarrix Agro received a cash grant of INR 500000 as winners of the Sankalp Agriculture Food and Rural Business Award sponsored by Omnivore Partners.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Beijing Organic Farmers’ Market


China

Beijing Organic Farmer’s Market is the biggest organic farmers’ market in China, dedicated to protecting food safety and improving quality control of food products in China. They have attracted over 4,000 customers, 30 farmers, and achieved total sales of 10M RMB since its inception in September 2010.

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Benchmark Holdings


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Benchmark’s core focus is driving sustainability throughout the food chain and establishing the highest possible standards of animal health and welfare. All the markets in which the Group operates are growing rapidly, driven by a global need to find more sustainable food sources.

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Big City Farms Holdings


United States of America

Big City Farms is a for-profit, triple-bottom-line (Certified B-Corp) company that is creating a local network of small, urban, sustainable organic farms in. The company’s hoop-house network farms will produce a variety of lettuces and leafy greens year round and aggregate to local, urban groceries, restaurants and institutional clients, within 24 hours of harvest – at prices and quality competitive with those provided by industrial farms. The Company’s grower network will empower local entrepreneurs with low-cost, high-throughput, small-plot greenhouse technology and planet-friendly farming methods. The Company’s operations will turn deteriorating urban land into profitable green spaces that nourishes, educates and employs urban populations.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Biochar Central


United States

Biochar Central transforms biological waste streams into useful profitable organic fertilizer and water purification products. BC has developed a proprietary low cost clean burning pyrolysis technology which helps sustainably convert wood and agricultural wastes into powerful soil enhancers boosting crop yields while helping mitigate Climate Change risks.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

BioCore


Netherlands

Biocore is a trading company in organic and biodynamic cereals and frozen vegetables.

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Catalyst AgTech


Israel

Catalyst AgTech is an Israeli company developing a breakthrough technology which minimizes the environmental impact of agrochemical products, a major issue in modern agrotechnology. Catalyst AgTech\'s technology solves the conflict between the growing demand for more essential pesticides and the need to prevent any negative impact on the environment. Their solution leads to billions of dollars more business while alleviating environmental contamination.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Ceres Community Project


Ceres Community Project energizes communities by linking what we eat and how we care for each other with the health of people and planet.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Common Market


United States of America

The Common Market is a nonprofit regional food distributor with a mission to connect communities with good food from sustainable family farms. We strive to improve food security farm viability and community and ecological health.Currently operating in the Mid Atlantic and Georgia The Common Market is expanding to other U.S. regions to build a nation of vibrant regional food systems.

Transportation & storage

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Common Market Philadelphia


United States of America

Common Market connects wholesale customers to farmers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware by marketing and distributing good food to schools, hospitals, grocers and workplaces. They aggregate food in our warehouse from about 75 regional producers and deliver 6 days a week to almost 150 public and private schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, workplaces, grocery stores, nonprofits and faith institutions throughout the Delaware Valley. \r\n

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Community Farmers Markets


United States of America

Community Farmers Markets was founded in 2011 by leaders in the local food movement in Atlanta GA to meet the demand for more efficiently managed community based sustainable farmers markets. These stakeholders included farmers and local leaders who worked for a more vibrant local food system and who have special interest talents or resources to build a stronger local food movement. CFM serves as an umbrella organization with community level Market Community Groups (MCGs) for each market that maintain the identity and culture of each market. CFM is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.The mission of Community Farmers Markets is to develop a local food infrastructure for long term sustainability and meaningful community impact. Our purpose is to preserve root and grow a diverse local food culture by maintaining an authentic space for all people to share community fair food and healthy lifestyles while providing a sustainable living for producers who steward the earth.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Copiasuro


Copiasuro is an association of fair trade honey producers located in the highlands of Guatemala. One of the first participants in Root Capital’s financial training program, Copiasuro has enjoyed a growth in volume, sales and community impact in recent years. Today, the cooperative boasts a membership of 175 beekeepers who manage, on average, more than 75 beehives each.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Corbin Hill Road Farm


The Farm Share gives communities direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown by local farmers.Each season, local fruits and vegetables are delivered on a regular basis to sites in New York City. Shareholders pay in advance to receive a share (or selection) of freshly harvested produce.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Digital Green


India

Digital Green uses information and communication technology to amplify the effectiveness of development efforts around the world to affect sustained, social change. The Digital Green approach combines technology and social organization to improve the cost-effectiveness of and increase community participation in existing people-based extension systems.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Double Acre


United States of America

Double Acre is an online platform enabling highly efficient trade in local food. Double Acre utilizes a purchase-to-harvest model where farmers list their upcoming food availability and only harvest it once it\'s been purchased, reducing the waste associated with traditional grocery stores. Double Acre\' system provides greater access to healthy, sustainable foods while allowing farmers to capture much more of the value of the foods they produce, adding stability to an inherently risky pursuit and encouraging new farmers to enter the market.

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Eastern Carolina Organics


United States of America

ECO is a farmer- and employee-owned company that markets and distributes wholesale Carolina organic farm produce to retailers, restaurants and buying clubs.

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Ekgaon Technologies Prv. Ltd.


India

ekgaon technologies delivers information services solutions for the livelihood needs of rural and under-served clients. We offer a portfolio of tools to access financial, citizen and agricultural services that link rural markets to sources of financial support and other services in the formal arena. We ensure cost effective service delivery by using mobile phones and other communication devices to transmit verified and secured transaction information.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

EM3 AgriServices


India

EM3 AgriServices provides precision-grade farm operations from land preparation to crop harvesting on a pay-per-acre basis. These services help small hold farmers improve productivity by over 20% with cost savings to boot, and provide access to technologies that were hitherto out of reach due to the high capital investments required

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Farmland LP


United States of America

Farmland LP is a real estate fund that acquires conventional farmland and converts it into certified organic farmland using regenerative agricultural practices, including crop and livestock rotation. Their firm has been recognized with numerous awards, including being named a \"World\'s 50 Most Innovative Company\" by Fast Company, twice-named a \"Best for the World\" B-Corp, and twice-named an \"ImpactAssets 50\" Fund Manager.

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Fashion4Freedom


Viet Nam

Fashion4Freedom (F4F) strives to solve social challenges with thoughtful designs. Great design is not only about making their lives prettier or simpler. Great designs can solve problems of injustice, create peace and promote economic equality. Fashion4Freedom is a garment industry’s alternative to the current production and sourcing options. Providing a new marketplace for high quality & ecologically minded fashion while fighting poverty through programs for: skill development, infrastructure development and empowerment of women and girls exploited in Vietnam.

Professional & technical services

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Flower Essence Services


United States of America

They are dual-certified Organic and Demeter Biodynamic for our land, wild-harvesting and product preparation — these are the highest standards in the world for sustainable land use. \r\n \r\nThey manage a large composting program to regenerate and ‘give back’ to the life of the soil, water and plants.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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FoodTrace


United States of America

FoodTrace bridges the gaps in the food industry; next level sourcing and management. They build better consumers while increasing revenues of restaurants, markets, and farmers. FoodTrace is a platform that uses big data and small business user profiles to link food distributors, local farms and specialty food manufacturers with wholesale food buyers, such as restaurants, hotels, schools and hospitals.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Freshco


KE

Freshco is a Kenyan company that sells high-yield hybrid seed, primarily maize, to small-scale farmers. Maize seed that is optimized for the climates of Kenya’s various regions can produce up to two times more grain per hectare than ordinary seed. Maize production is essential to Kenya’s fragile food security, but droughts in recent years have devastated harvests. By providing better seed to Kenyan farmers, Freshco is helping to feed a nation in which nearly three million people don’t have enough to eat.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Frost Protection Corporation


Uruguay

Provides environmentally and economically superior solutions for the global problem of frost damage for fruit growing producers.

Waste Management & Recycling

Company

Geossy


Uganda

Geossy Ltd; is a Social Enterprise Registered in the Republic of Uganda in 2008. They help fishing communities through training to carry out cage fish farming in lakes that they do fishing. Geossy team has trained over 1,023 fishermen, women and youths across Uganda since 2013. The communities were equipped with skills to make bamboo, metallic and eucalyptus poles cages, breed fingerlings, produce on farm fish feed and carry out fish farming management. Their Head Office is located in Nalukolongo industrial area plot 516 Masaka Road Kampala Uganda.

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Gulu Agricultural Development Company


Founded in 2009 by South African cotton entrepreneur Bruce Robertson, the Gulu Agricultural Development Company (GADC) is stimulating cotton growth in Uganda\'s impoverished Gulu district and creating economic opportunities for more than 40,000 smallholder farmers. GADC has received more than $3.5 million in financing over the past two years. Lending to GADC positively impacts the company\'s organic cotton output and helps civil war refugees in the region improve their livelihoods.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Hana Health


United States of America

Hāna Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving as the “safety net” provider for the medically underserved population of the remote Hāna District, located in Maui County. Services are provided to all people regardless of their ability to pay. A sliding fee scale is available for primary health care services according to federal guidelines. Hāna Health is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit corporation, duly registered with the State of Hawaii and governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.

Other

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Harvest Urban Farms


Harvest is an urban agriculture company committed to changing the way communities around the world grow fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables. As global urbanization trends continue, it’s there hope that instead of replacing traditional organic farms, they can be a part of bringing agriculture to urban centres in a way that is both sustainable and efficient. One of the ways they do this is by constantly working to develop innovative methods for both producing clean energy and for actually growing the crops.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Harvesthink


Croatia

Harvesthink is a company offering responsible, authentic and customized off-season trips in Croatia to generate revenues, resources and support for the local development of community and economy.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Hello Tractor


United States of America

Hello Tractor aspire to be the leading agricultural inputs provider in sub Saharan Africa promoting inclusive economic growth and regional food security. Our software gives you precise reports on everything from area serviced to revenue generated. It s so powerful that if ever our monitoring device is removed from your machine you d be notified immediately!

Information, communication & technology

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I Say Organic


India

‘I Say Organic’ incorporated in April 2011, aims at creating a demand-driven shift towards ecologically sustainable food production by making organic produce and other daily groceries easily accessible. The mission of the company is to offer customers more natural, nutritious, and chemical-free organic produce conveniently at an affordable price. It currently procures farm produce from 9 certified organic producer groups (3,000+ farmers) at prices significantly higher than market prices to incentivize more farmers to take up eco-friendly farming methods. It takes consumers’ orders online or through phone and delivers orders at the customers’ doorsteps. Its main focus is fresh fruit and vegetables where there is market gap, although it also sells non-perishable items such as flours, pulses, oils and honey. Competitive edge includes widest range of produce, same day delivery and time-slot delivery options for consumers, and strong focus on customer engagement.

Food Products & Organics

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Initiative for Smallholder Finance


The Initiative for Smallholder Finance (ISF) is a multi-donor and investor platform for the development of financial services for the smallholder farmer market. It was launched in May 2013 with the intention of making marked progress toward closing the gap between the $450 billion in smallholder financing demand and the current $10-20 billion supply. The ISF’s primary role is to act as a "design catalyst." The emphasis is on mobilizing additional financing for smallholders and seeding replication of innovative models in new markets.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

International Development Enterprises


United States of America

iDE (International Development Enterprises) is a nonprofit social enterprise unleashing the power of innovation and market forces for poor farm families in the developing world helping them access the tools and knowledge they need to increase their income.For 30 years iDE has developed its market based approach by designing affordable tools improving market access increasing agricultural production and creating sustainable local businesses. To date iDE staff throughout the world have helped 20 million people lift themselves out of poverty.

Administrative & support services

Company

iUNU


United States of America

Founded in 2013, IUNU LLC (pronounced “you-new”) is a Seattle-based lighting company. Their flagship product is an optimized full spectrum, dual-bulb plasma lighting fixture. The output is comparable to a 1000watt high intensity discharge light, while consuming only half the electricity and producing merely a third of the heat. \r\nAs a grassroots company, their goal is to improve the feasibility and simplicity of indoor horticulture by utilizing energy efficient technology designed to increase plant growth and improve overall quality. They increase quality and accountability by completing all their product assembly in Seattle, under the watchful eyes of their experienced engineers. They are also proud to work exclusively with US-based manufacturers and distributors. Their industry leading design team is responsive to industry demands, ready to incorporate market specific design features based on customer requirements.

Energy

Company

Jack and Jake’s


United States

Jack and Jake’s has developed a local/organic wholesale company, sourcing food from within a 100-mile radius of New Orleans to provide healthy food for hospitals and schools. They’ve received $500,000 in follow-on funding.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

KadAfrica


Uganda

Promoting agricultural entrepreneurship, and empowering smallholder farmers through the cultivation of passion fruit.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Kuli Kuli


United States of America

Kuli Kuli is the first company to introduce moringa a unique superfood to the U.S. food market. Kuli Kuli s first product is a gluten free nutrition bar full of simple wholesome ingredients and a nutritious burst of moringa. Kuli Kuli supports women owned farming cooperatives in West Africa to grow moringa and use it to improve the health of their communities.

Other

Company

Little Donkey Farm


China

Little Donkey Farm is a community co-operative farm producing organic food.

Other

Company

M-Farm


Kenya

MFarm works as a transparency tool. It hinges on 5 main modules--Price Inquiry, Buying together, Selling together, Web CRM and Mapping farmers. It is an SMS-based information service where farmers SMS the number 3535 to get information pertaining to the retail price of their products, buying their farm inputs directly from manufacturers at favorable prices, and finding buyers for their produce.

Information, communication & technology

Company

ManaFuel


United States

ManaFuel is a social enterprise that seeks to improve the quality of life in developing countries by focusing on rural farmers and converting their surplus corps into power and creating goods that can be sold locally and abroad.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Meds & Food for Kids


United States of America

Meds & Food for Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of Haiti s malnourished children and other nutritionally vulnerable people.We accomplish our mission by developing producing and distributing highly nutritious foods including the gold standard Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). We make our food products in Haiti using Haitian workers and whenever possible Haitian raw materials. Haitians call our RUTF Medika Mamba or Peanut Butter Medicine in Creole.

Other

Company

MicroGraam


India

We enable rural individuals to obtain small loans for education, farming or business from urban professionals. For certain types of businesses, entrepreneurs can obtain funds in the form of profit-sharing investments rather than loans.

Financial Services: Microfinance

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Mobile Agribusiness


Mobile Agribusiness is a web and SMS-based mobile app that enable farmers to obtain necessary information (weather, crop pricing, goods prices, etc.) and skills (how to plant crops, how to use fertilizers, etc.) and connects them to the market, Finally to help them to improve their productivity, to empower their skills, to increase their incomes and to enhance food security and nutrition in Congo. The app reduces delay, farmers can have their goods in to the market the same days as they produce, resulting by incomes increasing as the price of their goods depends to the quality and to be able to better discuss the their goods in the market as they have access to transparent market price information through the app. The app helps farmers to obtain also skills such as; the uses of fertilizer will impact directly on environment as they will learn knowledge and apply new practices that contribute to sustainable agriculture, it will help then to enhance their productivity. \r\nMobile Agribusiness is innovative because, it\'s the first application that uses mobile technologies to support agriculture and farmers purposes in the democratic republic of Congo, giving farmers not only information about the crop pricing, weather, etc. but also transparent market prices information and skills to empower their knowledge will enable them to better discuss their goods in the market. In definitive, it\'s a new business model for farmers and agriculture sector in the democratic republic of Congo. \r\nMobile Agribusiness holds a potential to attract more young people, as the incorporation of information communication technologies (ICTs) such as the Internet, mobile phones, computers, and Global Positioning Systems, associated or not with traditional communication technologies play an important role in mobilizing young people in agriculture.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Mtanga Foods


Mtanga Foods is a vertically integrated business with an established food production chain from seed to feed, delivering quality food from farm to fork. The company’s product range includes certified clean seed potatoes, cattle and sheep. Crops include maize, soya and barley and an on-site abattoir and butchery make for essential tools to ensure the highest level of quality control.

Other

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MyRain


India

MyRain was formed out of The Acara Institue business plan competition in 2010. Tasked with solving water security problems in India, MyRain was inspired by the potential of efficient drip irrigation systems. In many parts of rural India, small-plot farmers rely on flood irrigation, a method that stunts crops and washes away valuable soil nutrients. Drip irrigation can increase efficiency of water and fertilizer by between 20%-50% and increase yields by 30%-100%. Drip irrigation also preserves nutrients in the soil and increases land longevity. Despite these benefits, drip irrigation technology has proliferated to only 5% of arable land. MyRain launched to provide small plot farmers access to this technology by creating a retail and distribution network focused on the four main tenets of accessibility; education, availability, price and service.

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production

Company

Nature's Little Recyclers


United States of America

Nature\'s Little Recyclers are earthworm breeders. They divert organic waste as feedstock to their earthworms. They breed and grow rapidly in the indoor operations with ideal conditions. Then they sell earthworms to numerous markets. \r\n

Waste Management & Recycling

Company

Neighborhood Fruit


Neighborhood Fruit is creating an online community facilitating finding and sharing produce grown within cities.

Information, communication & technology

Company

NUCAFE


Uganda

NUCAFE is the National Association of Coffee Farmers in Uganda with over 1 million smallholder coffee farmer members, who cultivate an average of one acre of coffee per person. They empower coffee farmers in the value chain to meet the needs of coffee buyers to produce high-quality coffee for the specialty market.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Omnivore Partners


Omnivore Partners is a venture fund investing in early stage agricultural technology (\"agtech\") companies in India. Omnivore supports agtech businesses that are developing solutions to improve farm productivity, support agricultural sustainability, and modernize agribusiness supply chains.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Padmavati Agro Services (Vari)


Padmavati Agro Services (Vari) provide a convenient and hassle - free resources to the farmer so that he can sell his produce at his own terms i.e. (price, location and buyer) and to initiate exchange of information between seller and buyer, thus developing commercial activities without total reliance on intermediaries.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Regional Access


United States of America

Since being founded by Gary Redmond in 1989 Regional Access strives to be a champion for upstate New York food producers and to represent the best products the world has to offer. \r\n

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Sementes de Paz


Brazil

Sementes de Paz provides the population with access to organic products, based on fair trade principles. It promotes investment in local sustainable development to enhance the quality of life for all stakeholders involved in the value chain.

Other

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Sistema Biobolsa


Mexico

Sistema Biobolsa is a system that transforms the manure of animals into biogas and a potent, natural fertilizer. By inputting the manure in the system on a daily basis, you will be able to develop and grow your activities on the farm, improve your energy security, and protect the environment. Transforming your animals’ manure into resource will provide you with a better quality of life.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

SohUdaya


Sohudaya symbolizes the Rise of Innovative Multi Cultural (MC) Organix Produce grown locally. \"Local food Makes $ense!!!\" Their philosophies are the roots of the simple life values. Sohudaya believe in providing honestly grown produce to the community meticulously. As the Society becomes more and more conscious about organic food, the demand is rising. This is where they come to rescue the demand of ethnic produce for our locals. Their techniques of growing are the combination of innovative techniques of most current talks and the traditional way of growing, from extensive research.

Other

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SOIL


Haiti

SOIL promotes dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of human wastes into soil resources. By turning a public health problem into a sustainable solution for soil restoration, SOIL’s work sets a global example for how sanitation services can preserve nutrients and fight malnutrition.

Other

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SOKOSHAMBANI


Kenya

SOKOSHAMBANI is a market based micro logistics platform that enables small scale farmers to trade directly with high value market entities. SOKOSHAMBANI is enabling small scale potato farmers to access affordable transportation warehousing extension and market to farmer communication services through the mobile phone.SOKOSHAMBANI incorporates innovative use of inter operable web and mobile platforms that are linked to real time warehousing transportation extension and market to farmer communication capacities that are needed for direct trade between farmers and the fast food hotel and potato processing industry.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Somider


Somider produces and commercializes dairy products while maintaining a commitment to local sustainability practices and producer development.

Other

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Source Local Foods


United States of America

SOURCE Local Foods was founded by a core group of local food activists and sustainable business entrepreneurs from Transition Colorado and recycOil LLC.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Spensa Technologies


United States of America

Spensa provides vertically integrated precision pest management solutions for modern agriculture. Spensa long-term goal is to design, develop and deliver novel technologies for the agricultural industry that will reduce reliance on manual labor, foster eco-friendly farming, and enhance crop production efficiency. Spensa services and products leverage the world-leading expertise in wireless sensor networks, embedded computing, computer vision, and robotics.

Information, communication & technology

Company

SumakLife


Ecuador

SumakLife is an Ecuadoran cooperative that grows and processes organic quinoa. The cooperative provides technical assistance to members and purchases quinoa from 1,700 indigenous farmers, more than 60 percent of whom are women. By enabling rural women to earn fair trade and organic premiums for their crops, SumakLife helps them lead more prosperous, secure, and dignified lives.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Tecnatrop


Peru

Tecnatrop researches, develops, and manufactures agricultural machinery, tools, and technology aimed at improving the quality of life for small-scale farmers.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

TerViva BioEnergy


United States

TerViva BioEnergy makes low cost tree based feedstock for the biodiesel market at 10% the cost of corn based ethanol. TerViva has raised $4 million in follow on funding.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

The Bread Project


United States of America

ucie Buchbinder and Susan Phillips, specialists in subsidized housing, founded The Bread Project (TBP) to help low-income housing tenants obtain job skills training and become self-sufficient. In 2000, TBP was incorporated as a California nonprofit 501(c) (3) public benefit corporation. \r\n \r\nAfter a successful beginning at the San Francisco Baking Institute in South San Francisco, in 2003 The Bread Project transferred to the East Bay, partnering with Berkeley Adult School and Oakland Unified School District Adult & Career Education. In 2010, with the generous support of Semifreddi’s Bakery and Chevron, TBP opened a new 8,000 square foot bakery facility in Emeryville to provide training and expand social enterprise efforts. \r\n \r\nToday, The Bread Project runs a ten-week bakery production training program at our Emeryville site. Products from our social enterprises are available for purchase through Williams Sonoma. In January of 2014, TBP added a three-week intensive Bakery Bootcamp program to expand opportunities for clients with the greatest need. The bootcamp allows clients to gain exposure to all the core competencies TBP teaches in the longer session.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

The Community Markets Purchasing Real and Affordable (Compra)


United States of America

Community Markets Purchasing Real and Affordable (COMPRA) Foods is a purchasing cooperative project that creates an alternative food distribution system for small grocers and convenience stores in "food desert" neighborhoods in Los Angeles. There is currently a large disconnect in the food system in these communities. Small food retailers in the Promise Zone often source their food products from "big-box" grocers, paying full price for these products and then marking them up for sale in their own establishments. This often occurs because entrepreneurs lack relationships with distributors who can deliver produce to their businesses at wholesale prices. Small and mid-size farmers who may be interested in selling their produce directly to these establishments also lack the relationships and efficient distribution systems that can connect them to the hundreds of stores in low-income, "food deserts."This service gap between growers, distribution companies, and small food retailers impacts low-income consumers tremendously.

Other

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The Trantor Tractor


Trantor International Ltd., (Trantor farm tractors) are a British-owned, private company that has created and developed new kinds of more-energy-efficient and more-productive farm tractors. The Trantor tractors enable users to reduce fuel consumption by as much as 40%, and increase labour-productivity (of tractor-drivers) by more than 300% (on most farms), whilst also being particularly significant for the no-till farming system.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Tomales Bay Foods, Inc.


Cowgirl Creamery cheeses are sold to over 500 stores, independent cheese shops, farmers markets and restaurants, and nationally through Whole Foods Markets. And true to their community ethos, Tomales Bay Foods continues to support and promote artisan cheesemaking, offering over 200 cheeses from all over California, America and Europe through their website and retail locations. \r\n

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Treebos


Treebos uses a vertically integrated model to reorganize the financing, production and produce distribution of small farms. \r\n \r\nTreebos.com enables web-users to plant virtual trees online that represent actual fruit trees that Treebos plants in small farms in Brazil. Subscribers watch their trees grow online and get regular updates. They also purchase subscriptions that deliver the organic fruit sourced from these trees or local sustainable farms to their homes and offices. This creates a new source of web-aggregated capital that subsistence farmers use to rebuild their agri-businesses using organic methods and increase their income. \r\n \r\nTreebos addresses massive inefficiencies in Brazilian agriculture and supply chains: up to 40% of produce gets lost on the way from the farm to table and the farmer gets only around 7% of the final market price. Brazil alone has over 3 million subsistence farms that lack access to productive investment and security of sale. Treebos creates an efficient supply chain and connects urban users directly with rural farmers paying farmers 60% more in the process. It also provides subscribers with their personal social and environmental impact metrics.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Tule Technologies


United States of America

Tule Technologies provides agribusinesses with direct measurements of daily actual crop water use over an entire field using a patent pending technology.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Uncle Matt’s Organic


United States of America

Committed to growing and producing tasty, good for you organic juices and fruit.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

Company

Uncommon Cacao


Uncommon Cacao Source + Trade is the world’s trusted cacao supply chain partner, delivering premium quality, transparently sourced cacao. We work directly with cacao farmers and responsible exporters globally to consistently guarantee delivery of the highest quality cacao beans. Together, we are building a transparent supply chain that drives maximum value to farmers, and creates meaningful impact for communities at origin.

Fair Trade Products

Company

US Chia


United States of America

US Chia is an agricultural startup based in Louisville, KY who grow and distribute US grown Chia seeds. The seeds of chia plants (Salvia hispanica L) are a nutritional powerhouse. Chia seeds contain the greatest concentration of Ω3 fatty acids of any seed, and are the only source of Ω3s that does not require any chemical or mechanical processing to release its nutrients. Chia contains twice as much fiber as wheat and oats. Chia is high in protein and contains the full spectrum of amino acids. Chia’s dense antioxidant content allows seeds to retain their health benefits for years without losing potency. Chia seeds are a rich source of calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium and arguably contain the widest range of nutrients in a single source.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Veterans to Farmers


United States of America

Veterans to Farmers provides American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with pride, education and fulfillment through a permanent source of sustainable income, community and contribution: The family farm. VTF is partnering with organizations to help ensure our graduates have many sustainable career options after completing the training program. Whether it’s management in an up-and-coming greenhouse franchise that sells CSA shares year-round, employment opportunities with greenhouses selling food to restaurants and grocery stores, or providing further education and support to help our Veterans start their own greenhouse business, VTF ensures a path to a secure economic future, that also leads to a sustainable future of food.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Villagineer Technologies Pvt Ltd.


Villagineer is building world\'s largest data platform for access to Rural markets. Core platform provides market research data analytics for rural or underserved markets. Additional applications provide value-added services leveraging this platform. Initial target is Social Enterprises but any organization (commercial or non-profit) that is looking for access to Rural markets would benefit from the data and applications.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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VillFarm Agrisolutions


India

VillFarm is building a new product line of high-performance agri-inputs addressing the high-growth market of sustainable agriculture products in India. VillFarm is based in Bangalore, India.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Viva Farms


United States of America

The Viva Farms Incubator started in 2009. The Port of Skagit leases 33 acres to Viva Farms that are subleased to new farmers to launch and grow their businesses. Viva minimizes prohibitive start-up costs by providing access to shared resources: education, training, equipment, technical assistance, capital, land, and markets. Ongoing agricultural and entrepreneurial support from Viva Farms\' staff, local agricultural support groups and peers increases the likelihood of early-stage success.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Wamu Investments


Kenya

Wamu Investments is an indigenous private company founded in 1989 that produces and exports fresh fruits and vegetables to Europe and the Middle East. It is registered by the Horticultural Crop Development Authority of Kenya and is a member of the Fresh Produce Association of Kenya among others. \r\n \r\nThe business was born out of the shareholders passion in farming and has been in support of rural and community development, empowering them and making them self sufficient. \r\nWamu prides itself in its product and always ensures superior quality in terms of freshness and, competitive pricing, lean and efficient operations, careful product selection, stringent quality control ,adherence to good agricultural practices, food safety, and consistent all year round production.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Wanda Organic


Kenya

Wanda Organic Ltd is a start-up for-profit social enterprise set up specifically to focus on soil health in \r\nAfrica. They are starting by importing and marketing recently developed organic bio-fertilizers into the \r\nKenyan market, raising awareness about the numerous benefits of such solutions, and building demand \r\nfor them. They are doing this with the aim of ultimately setting up local production facilities in various \r\nregions in Kenya and East Africa, where they have secured the exclusive rights for the technology \r\n(including Zambia and Malawi), and systematically building up a distribution network across the \r\nregion together with a customer-focused promotion, marketing and sales program.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Zamgoat


Zambia

ZAMGOAT is an innovative and socially-inclusive Zambian agribusiness, poised to be industry leader in the aggregation, processing and distribution of quality goat meat (chevon) and related products and, thereby empowering rural communities, largely smallholder farmers in Zambia and around the region. \r\n \r\nZamgoat was founded in July 2012 and has since then been operational with steady revenues. \r\n \r\nThe company is now considering to scale up and therefore seeking for an investment of $200,000 in grants, debt and or equity, to be used for inventory, processing equipment, cold transport and storage acquisition. \r\n \r\nThe company has so far in 2015 raised seed equity from our first external investor Fledge LLC. \r\n \r\n \r\n

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