6 years ago, Ángel worked in oil extraction. Today he is an expert in clean technologies and renewable energies. Like many members of our team, Ángel grew up on a farm, in his father’s land in Españita, Tlaxcala. His parents, both COVID-19 survivors, instilled in him from an early age a love for agriculture and ecology. His mother worked as
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Companies like ours are all about innovation and evolution. Not only was Sistema.bio born out of curiosity and a desire for change; it depends on it, even as years go by. Opening up our team to new minds and experiences is important for us because it is through them that we find new questions, new ways of doing. Such is
For Teresia, farming is a synonym for living. It’s what she’s always known, what she has dedicated her life to. Farming is her home, her work, her family. She lives on a shamba in Githuguri, Kenya, with her husband Francis and one of her sons. They produce coffee, maize, kale, bananas and avocados, among many other things. Teresia grew up
Jackie Cherotich: The story of a lovely Jr. Sales Manager, Team Builder, Mother and a Chicken Business Owner
Jessica Carey Sales & training manager Seeing Jackline Cherotich perform in our External Partners Training for Biogas Solutions Uganda Limited was a very touching experience for me. I met Jackie in November, 2019, my second week in the field with Sistema.bio in Kericho County in Kenya. It was a rainy day, cool weather, tea fields glistening with a deep lush
His parents were farmers. They grew maize, potatoes, wheat, and beans. This is how Norberto grew up, on a farm in Boyacá, Colombia, with his parents and his nine brothers and sisters. His parents’ hard and dedicated work was the basis of the family’s economy: “my parents harvested and sold the produce, and we fed ourselves from the farm. That’s
By Elena Coll Small farmers are at the center of what we do. Since day 1, Sistema.bio has established a collaboration scheme with our users that allows us to learn from them, how they work and what they need to get the most out of their biodigesters and their farms. The arrival of COVID-19 has reminded us of the importance
By Elena Coll Over the past few months, the global reality has changed. The pandemic has turned lives, hospitals, societies and economies upside down. As a company that works directly with farmers and their families, it is important for us to have a clear picture of how the pandemic and its consequential financial crisis are affecting the thousands of people
There are around 570 million smallholder and family farms in the world, and they are home to over 2 billion people. These are the people we work for. It is important for us to understand their realities, their needs, and their resources. For ten years, Sistema.bio has joined hands with these farmers, with the clear vision of eradicating world hunger
By Elena Coll The world needs diversity. Each and every single organism on this earth serves a purpose, and all lives depend on one another. Bees depend on flowers, and flowers depend on bees. Worms depend on soil, and soil depends on worms. We depend on this Earth, and right now the Earth depends on a shift in human action.
A little over two years ago, a young Dutch startup approached us with a proposition: Let us source your debt via an online crowd hungry for social and economic returns. What’s more, it will be at a better rate than you’ll get almost anywhere else. Needless to say, we were intrigued. We quickly learned about the triple-win they were after.