• Our Mission

    While the amount of “smart” impact investment capital is increasing rapidly, global access to that capital is not. For that to change, low-cost, high-impact investment models and talent are needed to push money and business resources out to areas where they are needed most. Developing and testing such solutions are the core mission of the Kirchner Food Fellowship.

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    SUSTAINABILTY

    The Kirchner Food Fellowship is an opportunity for an elite group of student leaders to be engaged in investment decisions on agriculture-oriented businesses with ground-breaking technologies which can provide long-term sustainable solutions


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    FOOD SECURITY

    The Kirchner Food Fellowship Program is designed specifically for identifying and training the next generation of capital allocators capable of understanding and investing effectively in the early-stage innovations that can transform the way we feed the planet.


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    Leadership

    At the university level excellent progress has been made in identifying promising technologies; training teams of entrepreneurial thinkers and doers who understand the important role of for-profit, sustainable enterprises that make a
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    The Program

    The Kirchner Food Fellowship is an opportunity for an elite group of student leaders to be engaged in investment decisions on agriculture-oriented businesses with ground-breaking technologies which can provide long-term sustainable solutions, both environmentally and economically to global food security.

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    the challenge

    Awareness is growing for the need of entrepreneurial business solutions in attaining global food security.
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    the opportunity


    The Kirchner Food Fellowship is an opportunity for student leaders to be engaged in agriculture oriented business investment decisions.
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    The Requirements

    Fellows will also be expected to approach their home institution for academic credit for any work completed
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    “I’ve worked globally as a volunteer in ‘developing countries’ for nearly a decade, and carry years of academic training, focusing studies and international work on addressing food insecurities. However, nothing (and I mean nothing) has compared to the exchange of wisdom and new knowledge I’ve received as a Kirchner Food Fellow. I’d wish for all to have the privilege of engaging in what I describe as a ‘front-line’ opportunity, to selflessly and strategically impact the multitudes in a manner that is as radically efficient as the Kirchner Food Fellowship is.”

    – Karla Rascón-García, Phd Epidemiology Student – University of California, Davis

    Our Fellows

    We believe millennials are uniquely qualified to find, fund and assist promising conscious agriculture businesses. They have a native understanding of the coming possibilities of a networked, customized and distributed world.


    • Emery (Hattie) Brown

      Hattie is a Masters of Science candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, where her studies focus on trade and agricultural policy in the interest of international food security.

    • Charles Higgenbotham

      Charles is currently pursuing his MPS in Agriculture and Life Sciences with a specialization in International Agriculture and Rural Development at Cornell University.

    • Ambulah Mamey

      Ambulah is currently a graduate student at the American University’s School of International Services (SIS) where he is pursuing MS Degree in Development Management. His concentration is in Agricultural Development and the Environment.