The GRAFT Challenge Vietnam 2021 is seeking AgriTech solutions to help shape the future of agriculture in Vietnam, Mekong region and beyond.



Enhance access to quality production inputs: Vietnamese farmers, especially women, need improved access to affordable and high quality production inputs (e.g. farm machinery, labour, seed, pesticides and finance) to ensure farm profitability and sustainability.

Reduce post-harvest losses: Farmers need effective storage and cold chain logistic solutions to maintain quality of output from farm-gate to processing and/or retail channels. This is important to limit price risk, to ensure sustainability of downstream contracts, and to secure supply of food and agri companies downstream.

Build consumer trust: Food and agribusiness companies need solutions to provide consumers with greater confidence in the levels of safety and quality promised across their food supply chains. This is critical to strengthen the industry’s consumer and customer-facing reputation.

Crops & Plantations

Strengthen contract management capabilities: Agribusinesses engaged in contract management need greater connectivity and communication with their producer farmers to both improve and better forecast productivity. This will reduce contract risk and support improved customer management.

Manage climate-driven production risk: Agribusiness’ need affordable tools and technologies to help their farmers better adapt to climate risk in the vegetable, flower, fruit, rice and other plants. This is important to ensure supply security from their farm suppliers and the sustainability of their business. 

Industry Working Group Partners

Fisheries & Aquaculture

Improve feed cost-efficiency: Fisheries or aquaculture agribusinesses need to improve their cost-efficiency of feed products and feed practices in shrimp and pangasius production in a sustainable manner. This is vital to the resilience of the sector. 

Improve water quality: Aquaculture producers need to sustain and improve water quality across the production cycle – from inflow to effluent – to improve farm productivity, control disease, and reduce environmental pollution. 

Control anti-biotics and disease: Aquaculture producers need to do away with the chemical-based anti-biotics and control diseases to sustain production and meet market needs. 

Industry Working Group Partners


Strengthen environmental control: Production managers need the ability to better observe and control production environments in real-time and remote setting, to improve animal health outcomes. 

Minimize disease transmission: Piggeries need solutions to reduce likelihood and impact of on-farm disease transmission, to improve health outcomes for labour and animals alike. 

Improve feed cost-efficiency: Livestock producers need to improve the cost-efficiency of feed products and feeding practices across animal life cycles, in an environment-friendly manner. This is vital to sustain farm profitability and sustainability. 

Improved odour management: Livestock producers need affordable access to solutions to minimize, contain, or otherwise manage odours from animal production and waste. This is important to improve working conditions, community relations, and farm profitability alike. 

Industry Working Group Partners


Congratulations To The GRAFT Challenge
Vietnam 2021 Startup Cohort!

Meet the scale-ups solving some of Vietnam’s most pressing agrifood challenges. 

AgNext Technologies

Country: India

An AI-driven SaaS platform that digitalizes food quality assessments.


Country: Indonesia

Tailored IT solutions and services that improve project management along agriculture supply chains.


Country: USA

First-of-its-kind software program for pork combining real-time digital health monitoring, telehealth, and treatment tracking.


Country: Indonesia

Precision, data-powered shrimp farm management platform that improves feed efficiency and health outcomes.


Country: Australia

Hillridge Technology provides a data-based solution, powered by proprietary algorithms, to digitally calculate and issue parametric microinsurance to smallholder farmers and enable them to recover from the impacts of poor weather.


Country: Thailand

Patent-backed precision ag tech platform leveraging data analytics to help farmers cut operational costs and improve productivity while reducing carbon footprint.


Country: Israel

Bio-based, easy-to-apply edible coatings to extend the shelf-life of fresh products for weeks under ambient conditions.


Country: Vietnam

Integrated IoT solutions to improve operational efficiency, water quality control, and traceability in aquacultural enterprises.


Country: India

Decision-making support and traceability tools built to reduce risk and maximize per-unit value, purpose-built for each and every corner of the agriecosystem (seed producers, contract farmers, processors, financial institutions, government, and more).

GRAFT Challenge Vietnam 2021 Campaign Highlights

Public Launch: April 13 at SYS/VIDA

6 regional innovation showcases across India, Israel, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam – conducted alongside leading accelerators, investors, and corporate networks.

Mission-critical stakeholder partnerships including Industry Working Groups (from Vietnam’s Crops & Plantations, Aquaculture & Fisheries, and Livestock industries), Advisory Board, and Investment Partners.

Applications come from Vietnam and 16 countries around the world actively solving challenges posted by industry leaders.

What’s Next
On The GRAFT Journey?

1. Launch into action

Go public with your action plan and make your opening pitch to the Vietnam market.

2. Refine product-market fit

Integrate with potential customers, Industry Working Group Partners, and successful Vietnam-based scale-ups to localize your offer and revenue model.

3. Activate channel partners

Pitch to commercial partners and hear from peer entrepreneurs and in-market advisors how to engage your target channel.

4. Stand up your local team

Craft a strategy to build up a local product and sales team that can operate without you at the wheel.

5. Take your show on the road

Present your solution to client, investor, and institutional partners in an intensive week-long roadshow.

6. Reflect on the journey

Appraise where your scale-up stands against your initial diagnostic, and then take to the Vietnam sky with the skills, partners, and mentors you have built through GRAFT.