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.

Student Hattie Brown Named Kirchner Food Fellow

Friedman Student Emery “Hattie” Brown was one of three people recently selected by the Kirchner Foundation to form an investment team that will manage a portfolio with funds to invest in companies and organizations focused on new agricultural technologies and social enterprise in the interest of global food security. As a team, the trio will develop an investment mandate which …

Liberian Student Wins Prestigious International Agriculture Investment Fellowship

Ambulah Mamey, a Liberian student concentrating in Agricultural Development and Environment in the Development Management Program at American University, Washington D.C, has won the 2018/2019 Kirchner Food Fellowship; the world’s most prestigious and innovative capital investment training program in the food and agriculture sector.