How Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Invests in Agtech
Its overall mission for the sector is to help smallholder farmers increase their productivity in a sustainable way. It aims to do so through investment in research & development (R&D), agricultural policies, livestock, access & market systems, and strategic partnerships & advocacy, according to the website.
And it is looking for agtech investments to support this mission. While the foundation predominantly invests through grants, last year it made an equity investment in biological inputs company AgBiome.