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Gastrotope partners with Andhra govt to nurture agri, food-tech startups

ANI  |  Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] 

Gastrotope, an agriculture and announced that it has signed an agreement with the Government of to create a 'Farm to Fork' ecosystem in Visakhapatnam.

Today's announcement follows the inauguration last month of Gastrotope's incubator office in N. Chandrababu Naidu.

Under the terms of the agreement, the two partners will collaborate to provide the necessary infrastructure such as test fields for agriculture, incubation space and an acceleration program. The program aims to facilitate and nurture startups in in and will be coordinating and facilitating this project from the government's side.

Through this program, the two parties aim to accept up to 10 startups in 2018, against an allocated budget of Rs. 50 million in each of them.

"Our vision to create the world's leading 'Farm to Fork' tech ecosystem right within and this partnership marks an important milestone in this direction. is among the most progressive states in with a forward-looking leadership; which recognises the potential of in agriculture and We are thrilled to join hands with the and aim to co-invent the future of India's food economy," said

On a related note, is a focused accelerator that aims at bridging the gap between the farms and the The company envisions on catalysing new innovations in the of the country. It aims at investing in startups that would add to the "Farm to Fork" ecosystem. These startups would add value in various parts of the value chain, starting with farmers and moving to food transportation, processing and delivery to and consumption by customers.

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First Published: Fri, April 20 2018. 15:07 IST