A Surprisingly Developed Agtech Ecosystem Flourishes in Central Mexico

Source: AgFunder Editor’s Note: Adrian Garcia-Casarrubias is director of the Kirchner Food Fellowship Mexico, a student-led impact investment program operated by the Kirchner Impact Foundation, one of the ‘returning’ arms of Kirchner Group the North American traditional merchant bank. A few months ago the Foundation announced a partnership with the local government of Leon and the state government of Guanajuato …

Kirchner Food Fellowship: Combating Global Food Insecurity & Funding Socially Responsible Agriculture with Students

Source: AgFunder Editor’s Note: Blair Kirchner is director of the Kirchner Food Fellowship, a student-led impact investment program operated by the Kirchner Impact Foundation, the non-profit arm of the North American merchant bank. A few months ago the Fellowship announced a partnership with Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) which will provide financial …

SIS Grad Student Aims to Empower Small Farmers

School of International Service graduate student Ambulah Mamey was recently awarded a Kirchner Food Fellowship, a prestigious honor offered to only three students in North America. The Kirchner fellowship is a one-year program that trains millennials how to be capital allocators in the agriculture sector. It aims to assist farmers with low-cost investment for high-impact results, and it factors in social and environmental concerns.