​Sustainable Agriculture Sidetrack

Join us to to reduce the environmental impact of food production by enhancing crop and livestock productivity in a sustainable way



To meet food requirements for a rapidly growing population, we further look into sustainable agricultural methods and technologies. There is a need to reduce the GHG emissions from livestock and increase the crop yield and resilience. To reduce the footprint of crop production, we need solutions that enable us to make use of sustainable resources in the production process (e.g. energy, water, and land) and solutions that allow for more efficient crop protection uses, such as bio based crop protection or alternative weed control via robots.


In the livestock industry, animal health is a continuously growing demand and there is a need to improve global biodiversity. Additionally, reducing the GHG emissions produced by livestock has become subject to increasingly strict governmental regulations. Solutions beyond organic farming together with enhancing welfare of livestock have to be developed to further increase biodiversity.

Solutions we will be looking for

We are looking for impactful agricultural startups that transform the food system in a more sustainable one:

  • Gene editing and breeding technologies to improve crop yields

  • Post-harvest technologies and sustainable biologicals to protect, treat and store crops

  • Novel fertilizers, plant stimulants and technologies to improve the efficiency and stability of crop and soil nutrition

  • Data gathering, interpretation and precision livestock farming solutions, to improve livestock productivity, biodiversity, and animal well being.

  • Robotics, drones, devices and machinery that enable precision farming practices


Designed by industry experts specifically for growing agritech businesses

Our Sustainable Agriculture Sidetrack is an opportunity that could elevate your business to the next level and bring your innovation to the food industry, faster. As part of the EIT FAN 2021 programme, participants will experience an additional 10 days to:

Participate in tailored networking events

Meet with food experts and relevant decision makers 

Establish and build connections with academic and Corporate EIT Food partners and successful founders

Our Partners

To be announced.