Sistema.bio: Supporting Smallholder Farmers as Climate, Food, and Economic Leaders

Buen Manejo del Campo, SA de CV - Sistema.bio

Sistema.bio will fight hunger, poverty, and climate change by empowering 100 million smallholder farms—producers of 70 percent of the world’s food—to turn their organic waste into renewable energy and fertilizer.

Last Updated: January 2022
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Competition Participation
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Food security
Current Work Location(s):
  • Uganda
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Zimbabwe
  • Cambodia
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Mozambique
Priority Population(s):
  • Women
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Farmers
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 1. No poverty
  • 2. Zero hunger
  • 7. Affordable and clean energy

Executive Summary

The world’s most important challenges—poverty, food security, and climate change—intersect at smallholder farms around the world. Smallholders produce 70 percent of the world’s food, yet live trapped in poverty, and threatened by climate change. Agriculture represents a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, while climate change threatens global food production.

Sistema.bio is a proven combination of technology, training, and financing that creates infrastructure and capacity on farms to convert waste into renewable energy and fertilizer. This allows farmers to improve the economic and health conditions of their households, while increasing the productivity and sustainability of their farms. Farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our food systems, while locking carbon into the soil. We will leverage your funding with another $500 million in farmer payments, carbon funding, and private investment to reach 10 million farms and create a pathway to serve over 100 million farms with climate-smart technology.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Buen Manejo del Campo, SA de CV - Sistema.bio

website: https://sistema.bio/
Organization Headquarters
Cuauhtémoc, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Organization ID
Number of Full-time Employees
101 to 300
Annual Operating Budget
$1.0 to 5 Million
For profit

Corporation, partnership, or other entity

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In the past year, Sistema.bio delivered more than 9,000 installations—our highest annual installation rate. It amounts to more than one family per hour, every single hour of the year gaining access to clean energy and sustainable fertilizer. We also opened a complete manufacturing complex in India, which will complement our current manufacturing capacity in Mexico. Despite the tremendous challenges that 2020 posed, we were able to deliver improved unit economics, and our second highest sale year.

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