St. Louis Collaborators Launch Cultivar STL

Initiative aims to strengthen partnerships with Latin America to produce healthier and more sustainable food for people and the planet

ST. LOUIS, MO, October 11, 2023 – Cultivating nearly six years of relationship building with organizations in Latin America working in the agri-food tech space, the St. Louis region is launching Cultivar STL, an initiative to strengthen and sustain partnerships that will contribute to economic growth in St. Louis and abroad and positively impact food security in the Americas as well as globally.

“Competing on a global scale requires a unified approach to leverage resources, existing and emerging strengths, and all-important international relationships,” said Tim Nowak, executive director, World Trade Center St. Louis. “Our collective work with the Brookings Institution – Global Cities Initiative reinforced St. Louis’ competitive advantage in agriculture technology and plant science research. By hosting this delegation, we will continue to develop new connections economically, through trade and investment, with a particular focus on what we do best.”

Cultivar STL is led by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, BioSTL, the Yield Lab LATAM, the World Trade Center St. Louis, Greater St. Louis Inc., and 39 North Agtech Innovation District.  READ MORE