Innovation and collaboration for the resilience of the food system in Lima: the partnership between CGIAR and Incubagraria

Media: Urgan Agriculture Magazine

A collaboration between the CGIAR Resilient Cities initiative and Incubagraria, the business incubator of the National Agrarian University La Molina of Lima (UNALM), is supporting start-ups to develop and prototype innovative products geared towards tackling food system challenges faced by rapidly growing cities.

The city of Lima was chosen as one of the five implementing cities of the CGIAR Resilient Cities initiative due to multiple challenges, such as rapid expansion and growth, increasing loss of agricultural land due to urbanisation, limited availability of water (since it is located in a desert), and high rates of urban poverty, malnutrition and anaemia, particularly in children.