Turning your ideas on climate issues into real impact
Southeast Asia is currently on track to experience a 3°C warming, which goes beyond the target set by the Paris agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C. This projection has significant ramifications for the worldwide market and the well-being of the Southeast Asian population.
Collaboratively leveraging agritech for resilient and inclusive growth
Indonesia is an agricultural powerhouse with over 42 million hectares under cultivation, yet productivity is widely considered to be suboptimal. According to the World Bank, 93 percent of Indonesia's agriculture output is dominated by smallholder farmers who earn an average of US$ 3.20 per day, younger generations are becoming increasingly uninterested in the sector.
Using drones, ARIA wants to change the ‘old face’ of the farming industry
Born into a family with a farming machinery business, William Sjaichudin has long been familiar with Indonesia’s farmers and agricultural dynamics since he was a kid. After graduating from Purdue University as a professional golfer, William returned home to help with the family business. He discovered that the Indonesian agriculture industry has yet to be transformed by technological advances like other industries.
Climate tech investment is a top priority in achieving net zero emissions
Achieving net zero emission globally by 2050 is critical to tackle the climate crisis and help to save our planet for the next generation. Global temperatures have risen 1.1°C since 1901, due to an excess of emissions from burning fossil fuels. Negative effects of climate change are mounting, such as extreme weather patterns and rising sea levels, all of which threaten the entire species of plants, animals, and even the human population.
ARIA, a one-stop solution for Indonesia’s agriculture service, secured US$ 5 million of seed funding led by East Ventures
ARIA, a one-stop solution for Indonesia’s agriculture service, has secured US$ 5 million of seed funding led by East Ventures, who joined the pre-seed round in March 2022. This round of funding was also joined by Triputra Group, Michael Sampoerna, Arkana Ventures, GK-Plug & Play, and other strategic investors.