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Alex Eaton

Alex is the CEO and co-founder of, a social business that works with smallholder farmers around the world to address climate change, food security, and poverty. Alex is an Ashoka Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Leadership Fellow, and an Endeavor Entrepreneur. He is also co-founder of GLE, a production and storytelling company. Alex was Director of Sustainability at charity: water, Director at the International Renewable Resources Institute (IRRI) and co-founder of the Latin American Biogas Network (RedBioLAC). Previous roles include freelance journalist, photographer, cinematographer, educator and mountain, river and helicopter ski guide. Alex has a MS in Environmental Engineering and a BA in Journalism and is currently based in Mexico City. Growing up on a small farm, Alex is extremely focused on the interaction between agriculture, natural ecosystems and society, and still identifies as a farmer.

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Latin America, Kenya helps farmers put waste to work: using patented biodigesters, farmers convert animal manure into renewable energy and organic, natural fertiliser to power their house and farm and fertilise their crops. With as few as two cows, a biodigester produces enough clean and renewable biogas to meet all energy needs for cooking and heating in a rural household, as well as organic fertiliser to improve crop yields for up to five hectares, providing customers with a better quality of life.


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