The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Yield Lab Institute aim to identify AgTech Startups,

with a scalable business model, that can tackle some of the most pressing issues of climate change in agri-food systems in the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC). If your startup or innovation contributes to any of the following areas:  sustainably increases productivity, mitigates greenhouse gas emissions, or promotes adaptation

to climate change, we invite you to apply.


We know that Startups, innovations and technologies have the potential to address broader agricultural and food challenges along the entire value chain (from farm to table).

We invite you to be a part of the AgTech revolution and apply to the Sustainable AgTech Challenge.




Applications are now closed

*The result of this challenge will provide information for a bolt-on Policy Assessment.


The Policy Assessment

The Policy Assessment is the capstone of the Sustainable AgTech challenge. It will feature the 3-5 final selected startups, highlighting the food system problems addressed in the challenge and their related market and policy settings in the region. The deliverable is a white paper with the purpose of informing policymakers and key stakeholders in the region about gaps, barriers, limitations, and opportunities to develop innovative agtech solutions that help advance relevant Sustainable Development Goals and speed up climate action.

The policy assessment will allow the conclusions and findings of the Sustainable Agtech Challenge to guide and direct the assessment.  Moreover, the applications and the associated data submitted, in addition to more in-depth interviews and research will be the basis for the working theses and conclusions in the white paper deliverable schedule to be published in December 2021.

Be a part of this important assessment simply by applying to the Sustainable Agtech Challenge.


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