March 5

Provivi Gets $10 Million From Gates Foundation for Insect Control

By Melody M. Bomgardner

The crop protection start-up Provivi has received a $10 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to produce pheromone-based insect control technology for smallholder farmers in developing countries.

The funding comes on top of the company’s recent third round of private investment totaling more than $130 million.

Photo courtesy of Michael Callaghan.

Source: C&EN (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Technology
agtech, impact investing, smallholder farmers