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USAID, Global Impact Investing Network Join to Create East Africa Agricultural Investment Fund

October 5, 2011 |

With unprecedented drought resulting in strife, famine and sky high food prices in East Africa, prominent foundation investors have joined with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Impact Investing Network to create a first-of-its-kind private investment fund that will focus exclusively on developing small and medium-sized agricultural businesses in the region.

Global Impact Investing Network members, including the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Gatsby Foundation, have teamed up with USAID and JP Morgan to create the $25 million African Agriculture Capital Fund (AACF). Read More

Seedstock Digest: Aquaponics and Sustainable Aquaculture Startups Make Waves

August 19, 2011 |

It’s Aqua August 19th and to help you enjoy your aqua-filled weekend by the beach or the pool, today’s digest focuses on stories about aqua-related startup companies. There’s the one about a sustainable fish farm operation far off … Read More

Vertical Farming Startups Seek Profit by Bringing Sustainable Agriculture to Cities

August 12, 2011 |

It’s Vertical Farming day over at Seedstock and we’re celebrating with a digest that features stories on a number of vertical urban agriculture startups that have the potential to play an outsize role in furthering the goals of … Read More

Seedstock Digest: Sustainable Hog Farming, Hydroponic Window Farms, Farmer John and Biodynamics, and Natural Systems Agriculture

August 5, 2011 |

Happy Friday! To get you through the hopefully beautiful weekend weather and lazy Saturday and Sunday that you have ahead of you, Seedstock is highlighting some our latest and greatest stories. These stories feature a sustainably creative Indiana hog farmer, an innovative farm that you can grow in your bedroom, bathroom, and living room windows, a truly trailblazing biodynamic farmer from Illinois and a Kansas visionary seeking to use a prairie model in agriculture to farm crops more sustainably and in line with nature’s intentions.  Enjoy your weekend reads! Read More

Seedstock Digest: Local Food Systems Friday

July 15, 2011 |

To celebrate the onset of the weekend and the inevitable Saturday or Sunday trip to the local farmers market to stock up on sustainably farmed produce for the week, today’s digest features profiles on some of the local food software system companies out there in the marketplace that are working to develop tools to help small – midsize sustainable farmers grow their operations beyond the farmers market in order to maintain financial sustainability.  Read More