DISRUPTING FOOD SCARCITY FROM
RURAL DESERTS TO GLOBAL CITIES.

 

Perú

We are collaborating with the United Nations World Food Program to develop a mobile-web platform for farmers in the urban slums of Lima, Peru.

San Francisco

ISABEL financed, built and operates a hydroponic greenhouse on Treasure Island in San Francisco that supports a local food pantry program for low-income residents. 

Everywhere else

We design, manufacture and support food production solutions for your home, business or community.  Grow anywhere, anytime; green thumb not required. 

PONOS: Mobile-web app connecting a new urban agricultural economy

ISABEL collaborated with the United Nations World Food Program and award-winning architect, Antonio Scarponi, residents of the Costa Azul community – to develop a mobile web platform that empowers residents of WFP countries to build and operate low-cost hydroponics systems. PONOS provides users illustrated and video tutorials for systems construction, communication channels to a global network of experts and a local trading system to enable users to develop an alternative source of income (learn more here). 

 

Deploying tech to improve the nutritional outcomes of food security

 ISABEL partnered with the San Francisco City Government and the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative to build an automated hydroponic greenhouse that supports a local food pantry program with weekly donations of fresh produce. We trained and now employee local residents in basic greenhouse maintenance. Our Treasure Island pilot demonstrates how local governments and technology start-ups can collaborate to improve both economic and nutritional outcomes for low-income urban communities.

 

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Accelerating on-site food production to reduce waste & improve nutrition 

ISABEL designs, manufactures and supports hyperlocal food production systems for your home, office, restaurant or institution. ISABEL systems are designed to quickly address food security concerns anywhere in the world. Leveraging exponential technology, we continuously increase the reliability of these systems to produce food in any set of conditions. ISABEL is developing an ecosystem of intelligent food production devices to meet the needs of both individuals and families. Our models range from urban systems for apartment dwellers, to larger modular systems for communities in emergency crisis situations. 

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