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HabiTerre Competes for the Startup Innovation Awards at the 2022 World Food Forum

HabiTerre, an advanced technology company that specializes in environmental and productivity insights for agriculture, serving businesses throughout the agriculture value chain, was selected as a finalist for the 2022 World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards. After presenting to a panel of leading experts from across social entrepreneurship and tech communities, HabiTerre was awarded first runner-up in the Better Environment category!

The 2022 World Food Forum (WFF) was held October 17-21 at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy. The WFF Startup Innovation Awards, in partnership with Extreme Tech Challenge, are a global startup competition that supports and showcases innovators and entrepreneurs who are harnessing the power of technology to drive the sustainable transformation of agrifood systems in support of ending global hunger and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Initially competing with 146 entrants, HabiTerre was selected as one of eight finalists to present how their company is working to create a positive impact on global and local agrifood systems.

HabiTerre CEO presenting in front of judges panel
HabiTerre CEO Nick Reinke presents in front of WFF panel of judges.

HabiTerre CEO Nick Reinke showcased how they are deploying and scaling their novel system-of-systems approach to environmental outcome quantification (such as greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration related to agricultural production). By leveraging a combination of numerous observational data streams, artificial intelligence, and the most advanced agroecological models, HabiTerre is able to deliver high-accuracy and highly scalable environmental insights necessary to support emerging agricultural carbon markets and companies striving to achieve emissions goals with their agricultural supply chains.

“We are so excited and proud that HabiTerre was selected as a finalist among other great innovators,” said Nick Reinke, HabiTerre CEO. “Being able to highlight on a global stage how HabiTerre can create scalable, positive environmental insights and impacts through agriculture was a great achievement and experience!”

The world is seeing unprecedented challenges that face our agrifood systems. Finding new, actionable, innovative, and inclusive solutions utilizing technological and digital innovation is necessary. The WFF Startup Innovation Awards seek to identify, elevate, and accelerate the growth of startups that show the greatest potential for a positive impact in transforming agrifood systems. The four categories (better production, better nutrition, better environment, and better life) attracted innovators from around the globe to participate.

About the World Food Forum

The World Food Forum brings young people together in a safe and inclusive space to discuss, advocate, and co-identify priorities and solutions on the way forward to catalyze the transformation of agrifood systems. The Global Youth Forum aims to find solutions for food security and strengthened agrifood resilience; highlight the connections between dietary and planetary health; co-identify and share bold, actionable solutions to minimize and mitigate climate change impacts in our lifetime; and simultaneously increase global access to safe and nutritious food and healthy diets.

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