GRAFT

We get the right technologies into the hands of the farmer and innovators who are solving the challenges of the food system.

The GRAFT team has deep experience in agriculture and food, open innovation, investment, business strategy, and smallholder support. We get the right technologies into the hands of the farmer and innovators who are solving the challenges of the food system.

Program Leadership

Global Team

Justin Ahmed

Will Taing
Cal Fournier
Cal Fournier
Vietnam Team
Nguyen Duc Tung
Nguyen Huy Hoang
Pham Hoang Ngan
Pham Vinh Quang
Advisory Council
Rob Hulme
Asia Director
Beanstalk
Le Thi Thu Ha

Director,
Foreign Trade University Innovation & Incubation Space (FIIS)

Dominic Mellor
Senior Private Sector Specialist
ADB Ventures
Siang Hee Tan
Executive Director
CropLife Asia
Rob Hulme
Asia Director
Beanstalk
Le Thi Thu Ha
Director,
Foreign Trade University Innovation and Incubation Space (FIIS)
Dominic Mellor
Senior Private Sector Specialist
ADB Ventures
Siang Hee Tan
Executive Director
CropLife Asia
Tom Wood
Vietnam Country Director CSIRO
Nguyen Trung Anh
R&D Director of the PAN Group
Tom Wood
Vietnam Country Director CSIRO
Nguyen Trung Anh
R&D Director of the PAN Group
Partnership Network

Collaborators

Previous Business Support Activities

Mekong Agritech Challenge
From 2017-2018, Beanstalk and MBI collaborated with Future Food Asia and the GMS Core Agriculture Support Programmes to present the Mekong Agritech Challenge. MATCh supported startups in agriculture to develop products, network and learn from industry players, showcase their solutions, and access markets and funding. It was aimed at businesses with innovative and scalable solutions for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. MATCh received funding and support from the Australian Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
GRAFT India
The 2019 GRAFT India program was a cross-border AgriTech challenge focused on climate adaptation and rainfed cropping systems. It aimed to accelerate the adoption of agricultural technologies through localisation of suitable technologies and business models for strong commercial outcomes and impact. cropping systems
AgriFood Evolution
AgriFood Evolution is a four-year-old initiative of Beanstalk and the Australian Federal Government’s Food Innovation Australia Limited. The program annually gives 12 innovative agriculture and food businesses from Australia’s Great South Coast access to a 90-day program that equips them with tools to scale up their businesses.
Fintech Challenge Vietnam

In 2017 and again in 2019, MBI co-organized a challenge-led fintech scale-up accelerator with the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV). The program received funding and support from the Australian Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).