Two Agri-Tech East members are leading projects as part of the Colombian Prosperity Fund Programme.
The “Digitising cacao production in Colombia” is run by Agricompas, in partnership with the University of Lincoln and the University of Reading in the UK, and Fedecacao and Solidaridad Network in Colombia. It aims to support women and smallholders in post-conflict areas.
Farming Data Limited were also winners with a project to deliver an “Integrated trading platform and data analytics for Colombian small farmers”. It will be working with Colombian partners: Región Central, RAP-E, ASOCAFE Manantial and Patrimonio Natural.
The winners of the Colombian Prosperity Fund Programme were announced by the Agri-Tech Catalyst Activity with its implementing partners, Innovate UK and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture-CIAT.
The Colombian Prosperity Fund Programme is investing up to £3 million in seven new agriculture projects around the country. The projects are managed by consortia of private sector companies, academic bodies and civil society from the UK and Colombia. The expected impacts are greater agriculture productivity; inclusive growth; poverty reduction; gender equality; women’s economic empowerment, as well as new commercial opportunities between both countries.
More information about the programme – click here