AgriFood tech strategy
Embrace our AgriFood Tech Strategy to revolutionize food production, reduce emissions, and combat food insecurity, driving a sustainable transformation in line with global Sustainable Development Goals.
The world’s most
Dr. Qu Dongyu, Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations stated, “We need to urgently change how we produce, process and consume food today. There is an historic opportunity to transform agri-food systems, which are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals… Realigning incentives will be an important approach in such a transformational journey.”
The agriculture and food sectors are estimated to be responsible for 25% of global CO2 emissions, and one-third of the world’s food production, or 1.3 billion tons per year, is being wasted. In addition, 26.4% of the world’s population is at risk of food insecurity as the world has lost one-third of its arable land in the past 40 years.
Harnessing the power of AgriTech and FoodTech
The sustainability of the world’s food system has become an urgent challenge. Emerging technologies can help us tackle food loss reduction, soil restoration, and food security. According to AgFunder’s research, investment in agritech/foodtech companies has soared from $6 billion in 2014 to $52 billion by 2021.
AgFunder and SDG Impact Japan partnering together for a more sustainable future
SDG Impact Japan, together with AgFunder, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm specializing in agri-food tech worldwide, has launched the AgFunder SIJ Impact Fund to invest in food and agriculture related startups. SIJ as impact advisor of the Fund and the Fund leverages AgFunder’s extensive network to identify startups with high-impact agri-food technologies that contribute to food sustainability.
Empowering visionary founders to tackle the biggest challenges across FoodTech and AgriTech
The fund invests in the following focus areas:
NextGen ESG strategy
Sustainable tech strategy
We are a team of investors, business builders, and circular economy experts. This diversity helps us discover opportunities others might miss.