2018

The Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 competition. 

  • 1st place ($15,000): EatWell makes healthy eating more accessible to low-income urban families, reducing cost and inconvenience barriers with a 30 minute, one-pot meal kit

  • 2nd place ($10,000): Context Insights forecasts commodity prices by crowdsourcing price predictions through text message in sub-Saharan Africa. 

 2017

The Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 competition. 

  • 1st place ($12,000): Cambridge Crops produces an edible and natural biomaterial coating that dramatically extends the shelf life of perishable food.

  • 2nd place ($8,000): EcoSprays helps farmers drastically cut down on the amount of liquid fertilizers that bounce off their crops, resulting in waste that is both expensive to the farmer and causes pollution

  • 3rd place ($5,000): WISRAN improves profits for growers by measuring and analyzing live the time, cost and effectiveness of their farming activities

2016

 The Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 competition. 

  • 1st place ($12,000): Gomango develops networks of modular, intelligent, refrigerated boxes to move perishable goods affordably and efficiently in any truck or train

  • 2nd place ($8,000): Safi Organics has a carbon-negative soil amendment product that helps rural small-holder farmers to improve their crop yields by up to 30%

  • 3rd place ($5,000): Ricult establishes a multi-sided mobile e-commerce platform that provides farmers direct access to financial instruments, logistics providers, input sellers, end buyers, and real time crop information

 
 

(Credit: Andi Sutton, J-WAFS)