サグリ株式会社(本社:兵庫県丹波市 代表取締役:坪井俊輔)は、経済産業省が実施するアフリカ市場活力取り込み事業実施可能性調査事業に採択された。サグリは事業展開を図るべく今年度は、ケニア共和国でF/S調査を実施する。アフリカは創業する起点となった地である。(日英同時リリース)
  • 「アフリカ市場活力取り込み事業実施可能性調査事業」とは/About the “Feasibility Study on Project for Capturing the Dynamism of African Markets”

(英)Africa is a frontier with high potential due to population growth, but the current situation of Japanese companies entering the region leaves much room for further market development. Considering the medium- to long-term strategy and the level of growth of each country and region in the development of emerging markets by Japanese companies, it is necessary to look at African countries as the next emerging market after the major ASEAN countries, where Japanese companies have already made considerable inroads, and to establish a foothold for market development. In addition, in order to expand market entry into Africa, it is important to accurately grasp local needs and create an environment for business development through the resolution of social issues. To this end, the JSF supports the creation of businesses that address sustainable growth in Africa by solving social issues through innovative means such as digital technology, while utilizing methods such as collaboration among Japanese companies, African companies, and third-country companies, thereby expanding the base of Japanese companies that take on challenges in Africa and promoting Japan-Africa private partnerships. By supporting the creation of businesses that address sustainable growth in Africa through the resolution of social issues using innovative means such as digital technology.
https://www2.deloitte.com/jp/ja/pages/public-sector/articles/gv/meti-africa-dx-survey-guideline.html より引用。

  • サグリ創業のきっかけであるアフリカ/Africa is the key for founding Sagri


(英)Our CEO, Shunsuke Tsuboi, went to Rwanda in 2016 to conduct educational activities for a month, and learned that local children have their own dreams, but after graduation, they work in the agricultural field to support their families. In order to break out of this situation, we believe that by using satellite data, we will be able to visualize the situation that is happening on each piece of farmland around the world and provide the best guidance for each situation, which will lead to higher yields for local farmers and higher income through the realization of higher value-added crops, thereby improving the farm households’ We founded Sagri with the belief that the family environment would also improve. We have been commercializing this project with the aim of improving the income of low-income farmers in order to create an environment where the children of the next generation of farming households can challenge their own dreams without being forced to engage in farming in the future. Through this project, we will start our business in Africa.

  • サグリがアフリカにおいて目指す姿/Sagri Goal in Africa

(英)We recognize that most farmers in rural Africa are unable to escape from their low income situation due to the following factors.
Issues for African farmers
(1) Lack of environment to obtain appropriate cultivation guidance.
(2) Inability to secure financing for agricultural materials and machinery.
(3) The purchase price of agricultural products by markets and wholesalers is low and unstable.

Therefore, the following methods will be used to resolve the issues.
Solution Methods
Satellite data is available free of charge. Sagri acquires free satellite data, analyzes it, and distributes it via tablet and smartphone and other applications, making it available to each farmer’s field. This will realize the following three points and increase the income of African farmers.
(1) Formation of credit information of farmers based on information obtained from satellite data, and microfinance means through the application.
(2) Visualization of farmland data will show the maximum use value of farmland, and in addition, the introduction of smart agriculture will create added value and realize stable and high income per unit area.
(3) Improvement of farming operations centered on appropriate cultivation guidance is realized. Extra income through carbon offsets centered on farmland will also be made possible.

  • サグリ株式会社について/About Sagri

(日)サグリ株式会社は、2018年6月に兵庫県で創業したスタートアップ企業です。2021年6月にはリアルテックファンドなどから総額1.55億円の資金調達を発表しました。また、ひょうご神戸スタートアップファンドの第一号案件の出資となりました。2021年度農林水産省 農林水産技術等大学発ベンチャーに認定され、近畿経済産業局より、J-Startup-KANSAIに選出。環境省スタートアップ大賞事業構想賞受賞や東洋経済2021すごいベンチャーに選出されました。また、国立大学法人東海国立大学機構岐阜大学により岐阜大学発ベンチャーに認定されました。
(英)Sagri is a startup company founded in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan in June 2018, and in June 2021 announced a total of 155 million yen in funding from real-tech funds and other investors. It also became the first investment in the Hyogo Kobe Startup Fund. certified as a university-launched venture in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries technology by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in 2021, and selected as a J-Startup-KANSAI by the Kinki Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry. The company received the Business Concept Award at the Ministry of the Environment’s Startup Awards and was selected as a Toyo Keizai 2021 Amazing Venture. In addition, it was recognized as a Gifu University Venture by Gifu University, Tokai National University Organization.

  • サグリ株式会社代表取締役・坪井俊輔について/About Shunsuke Tsuboi, CEO and Founder of Sagri



MIT テクノロジーレビュー 未来を創る35歳未満のイノベーターの1人に選出。
農林水産省 「デジタル地図を用いた農地情報の管理に関する検討会」 委員
情報経営イノベーション専門職大学 客員教授

(英)Graduated from Yokohama National University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, in 2016, he went to Rwanda to conduct educational activities and learned that local children have their own dreams, but after graduation, they work in the agricultural field. He founded Sagri in 2018, aiming to improve the local agricultural situation by using satellite data and to create an environment where children can challenge their own dreams in the future.

Prior to founding Sagri, he was the CEO and Representative Director of Uchu Corporation, the first private sector space education venture.

Selected as one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Who Will Create the Future.
Member of “Study Group on Management of Agricultural Land Information Using Digital Maps”, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.
Visiting Professor, Information Management Innovation Professional University
Softbank Academia Batch 13