100+ Accelerator

Farm X

Pillar

Smart Agriculture

UN SDG

End poverty in all its forms everywhereZero HungerPromote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for allBuild resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovationReduce inequality within and among countriesMake cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainableSustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Great beer begins with great hops and grains. Help us help our growers with the latest science and tech to sustainably produce their best quality and yield.

Agriculture science is rapidly advancing and significantly impacting crop yields, crop survivability and, as a result, economies around the globe. But many growers don’t have access to that technology. As the world’s leading brewer, AB InBev purchases millions of pounds of barley, rice, corn, cassava, sorghum and hops every year. It’s important for us to have a symbiotic relationship with the growers who produce the essential ingredients that make up our products. To that end, we want to provide access to the financial tools and resources that they need including the latest science and technology to help our farmers have the best quality and yield year after year.

We would love to see startups addressing the following:

  • Identification, prediction and/or prevention of plant disease and pests (incl. pattern recognition for field level imagery)
  • Affordable, accessible financial products (e.g. low-interest loan products, crop insurance) designed for smallholder farmers
  • Crop damage prevention or mitigation during bad or erratic weather patterns
  • Cost-effective precision irrigation technology for crop sprinkler or drip irrigation systems
  • Environmentally friendly fertilizers (land or ocean) or fertilizer use optimization with high adoption/ low churn
  • Simulation technology to speed plant breeding
  • Technology for selection and sorting malt barley to use each grain for the correct product with zero waste