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The Visa Foundation and Village Capital – the world’s largest group supporting early-stage startups – introduced the 20 startups chosen for his or her Future of Food in Latin America 2021 program .

The decision sought entrepreneurs who’re constructing high-growth initiatives within the agritech and foodtech sectors and acquired 117 functions from 15 nations within the area comparable to: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala , Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia and Uruguay.

These are the chosen ventures:

Agros (Piura, Peru) creates digital identities for farmers who can not validate their enterprise, permitting them to entry providers that will not in any other case be out there to them.

Bio Natural Solutions (Lima, Peru) reuses tropical fruit residues to develop a protected and pure safety for fruit and veggies that doubles their shelf life and is 100% poisonous free.

Ciencia Pura (Santiago, Chile) improves discipline productiveness with software program (IoT) that illuminates vegetation throughout their completely different development levels when pure mild is inadequate.

ClearLeaf (San José, Costa Rica) creates a pure and utterly toxic-free fungicide that improves plant development and reduces well being dangers for farmers and shoppers.

Costa Rica Insect Company (Cartago, Costa Rica) creates dietary options primarily based on bugs, with 0% waste, that assault meals shortages and malnutrition. Makes use of 90% much less water and house than present animal protein options.

Supply: VillageCapital

Digital Twin Corporation (Guatemala, Guatemala) helps farmers make selections via predictive info generated by its prototype IoT platform, which makes use of fruit-shaped units to journey alongside actual fruits within the provide chain to seize info .

Done Properly Co (Santiago, Chile) makes use of microorganisms and fermentation expertise to remodel uncooked supplies and acquire 100% pure and sustainable protein.

Faba (São Leopoldo, Brazil) extracts protein from chickpeas in a sustainable method.

Fotortec (Santiago, Chile) transforms agricultural residues into mushrooms that can be utilized in numerous industries, for instance, as taste and protein enhancers within the meals trade.

Guru Inc (Rodney Bay, St Lucia) operates a digital market that helps farmers align their manufacturing with future demand.

ManejeBem (Florianópolis, Brazil) presents “Manejechat”, an utility that helps small farmers to speak with technicians to unravel issues that will come up throughout the harvest.

Plant Squad (Mexico Metropolis, Mexico) develops plant-based protein with dietary steadiness and environmental consciousness.

Rit (Santiago, Chile) operates a digital market that sells meals waste from native eating places at a decreased worth.

Savetic (Buenos Aires, Argentina) develops software program that tracks grocery store merchandise to research knowledge and predict traits to scale back waste.

SensaIOTech (São Paulo, Brazil) operates a platform that displays crops and collects info to establish and predict pests.

Sensix (Minas Gerais, Brazil) makes use of drones and synthetic intelligence to map soil fertility and different info, to enhance decision-making and predict productiveness.

SiembraCo (Bogotá, Colombia) permits its customers, normally eating places, to purchase the digital equal of a plot that’s managed by native farmers the place they will harvest what they eat and get rid of intermediaries.

Suyana (Santiago, Chile) supplies climate insurance coverage towards catastrophic agricultural dangers in locations the place little historic info is accessible.

The Earth Says (Santiago, Chile) analyzes pollinator abundance in actual time to extend crop yields.

UrbanaGrow (Santiago, Chile) creates modular farms that may be positioned wherever to develop greens at any time of the yr.

Collaborating entrepreneurs will profit from Village Capital’s expertise, which incorporates connections and personalised mentoring with potential purchasers, traders, and trade consultants. Moreover, two initiatives (from every of the two cohorts) will likely be chosen from among the many members to obtain $ 20,000 in funding to assist their operations.

The chosen startups are impacting the livelihood of farmers, feeding rising populations, stopping meals waste, and strengthening agricultural productiveness.