DISRUPTING FOOD INSECURITY FROM DESERTS TO DOWNTOWNS.

 

Perú

We are collaborating with the World Food Program in Peru to develop a mobile-web platform for farmers in urban slums in the desert outskirts 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: A mobile-web application to connect a new urban agricultural economy

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

 

Deploying technology to improve the nutritional outcomes of food insecure families

 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 and 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 increased the reliability of these systems in producing 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 or temporary situations.