Acopio (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: Ariel Chait, Iris Shim, Paul Goodman

School: UC Berkeley

Acopio

Acopio

Acopio

Information latency profoundly limits agricultural cooperatives’ ability to conduct business and access financing – an avoidable problem with serious consequences for rural farmers in the developing world. Acopio is a nascent social venture offering information systems that enable farmer-owned cooperatives to better manage the data that is vital to managing their operations, accessing financing, and marketing their products. The team’s solution has the potential to positively affect the lives of millions of farmers in the developing world.