SustainableAg Asia Challenge gathers influential partners in the industry to evaluate your company, provide guidance and potentially collaborate with your company to scale impact.   

Corporate Partners

Food and agribusinesses with strong presence in Asia and highly interested in finding the right technologies that can improve food and agri supply chain integration in their business   

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 40,000 employees serving customers in nearly 200 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 450 crop procurement locations, more than 330 food and feed ingredient manufacturing facilities, 62 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2018, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of 39.6 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.6 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.2 million euros. 

Future Group, founded by Mr. Kishore Biyani, is India’s foremost player catering to the “Consumption Sector” focusing on Food, Fashion and Home space.


The Group’s flagship retail brand, Big Bazaar, is ranked among the most valuable Indian brands, and among the most trusted brands in India. The Group also operates retail formats such as Central, Brand Factory, FBB, Foodhall along with a growing chain of small neighborhood stores, Easy Day and Heritage Fresh, and convenience stores WH Smith and 7-Eleven. These retail formats are led by strong portfolio of brands across food, fashion and home such as Golden Harvest, Tasty Treat, Karmiq, Lee Cooper, Urbana, Indigo Nation etc.


Future Group is committed to be a catalyst of positive change in the communities, societies and business sectors in which we operate. We envision India’s transformation into the legendary 'Sone Ki Chidiya' (golden bird), taking wings once again to each greater heights.


COFCO International, headquartered in Geneva,  employs over 11,000 employees and its activities expand over 35 countries.  COFCO’s vision is to build a world-class global agri-business committed to providing the food the world needs in a responsible way. It is a leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chain.  COFCO’s global portfolio includes assets across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. It trades with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese markets. COFCO believes in increasing its origination capabilities and market share in high growth destination markets is key to support its vision for long-term sustainable and profitable growth.


Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of an estimated 4.8 million farmers.

Through our purpose to ‘Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems’, Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. 


Ecosystem Partners

Prestigious ecosystem enablers that can help accelerate your company for more success by providing resource support, network and funding


ADB Ventures is a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) program to de-risk, finance and scale CleanTech, FinTech, AgriTech, and HealthTech solutions in the Asia-Pacific. ADB Ventures connects global technology solution providers to local adopters in emerging markets and provides grant funding to validate solutions. The planned ADB Ventures Investment Fund, scheduled to close and operationalize in early 2020, will also be able to provide financing of patient capital. It will have a climate and gender lens on all investments. ADB Ventures is distinguished from traditional venture capital and impact through ADB’s capacity to provide patient capital and technical assistance, ADB’s extensive corporate client networks and government relationships, and regional convening power.

Bits x Bites is China’s pioneer food tech VC. We empower early-stage startups to shape the future of good food. There are immense opportunities to transform our food system. We seek software, hardware, biotech, and CPG brand startups across the supply chain: agriculture, production, distribution & retail, learning & sharing.

DSM firmly believe business has a vital role to play in addressing the world’s complex and interconnected challenges. As the global population continues to grow, meeting our health and nutritional needs, while living within resource constraints and mitigating climate change becomes increasingly challenging. As a business, we have to stand up and be counted, not just for our own future but for the future we can help build for generations ahead.


DSM is committed to promoting equitable access to healthy food and nutrition, while enabling the transformation towards a circular economy by enabling low carbon technologies to protect the earth’s finite resources. We are committed to contribute to healthy, enjoyable and accessible food and nutrition solutions for all, produced and consumed respecting the limits of our planet. Doing so, we work with our partners to nudge industry and consumers towards healthy and sustainable diets, dealing fairly with all stakeholders involved.


Temasek is an investment company headquartered in Singapore with a global presence across 11 offices including London, New York and San Francisco. Our S$308 billion portfolio as at 31 Mar 2018 covers a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media & technology; transportation & industrials; consumer & real estate; life sciences & agribusiness; as well as energy & resources.


As an institution, we have a stake in the well-being of our larger community. Global issues such as resource scarcity, ageing populations, income inequality and climate change will redefine societal expectations, public policies and regulatory frameworks. We recognise that these will impact Temasek's ability to operate effectively as an active investor and shareholder, a forward looking institution and a trusted steward. We actively seek sustainable solutions to address present and future challenges.

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