AgTech News

  • 3-D printing of milk-based products
    3-D printing is a unique way to prepare customised food as per the consumer’s needs. Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a method to perform 3-D printing of milk-based products at room temperature, while maintaining its temperature sensitive nutrients. Milk being rich in temperature sensitive nutrients like calcium and […]
  • AgTech Hackathon for promoting innovation in farm mechanisation
    KRITAGYA, an AgTech Hackathon event will give an opportunity to showcase innovative approaches & technology solutions to promote farm mechanization in India. This initiative will help in enhancing the learning capabilities, innovations and disruptive solutions, employability and entrepreneurial drive in Farm Mechanisation sector, and hence will boost the Mechanisation level in country. The theme of […]
  • Can AgTech startups tackle global climate challenges?
    AgTech startups have been changing the agricultural and farming landscape by digitalizing an industry that has changed little in over a century. We are also at an unprecedented time in history where climate change poses the largest threat to our security and safety as a planet. How can AgTech work within the environment to alleviate, […]
  • Investors are thrilled with PeaTos®’s strong growth amidst challenging times
    Despite volatility in the current economic landscape, PeaTos® snack brand continues to disrupt the $21B market for salty “junk food” style snacks currently dominated by industry Goliath Frito Lay, and has completed a $7M Series A raise led by Jackson Springs Management Partners (JSMP) and Connetic Ventures, and including such celebrity investors as Hall of […]
  • Understory has been awarded as ‘AgTech Insurance Solution of the Year’
    Understory, a company solving the coverage crisis with parametric insurance for severe weather, has been awarded ‘AgTech Insurance Solution of the Year’ by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence company. Climate-vulnerable businesses around the world rely on Understory’s parametric insurance for financial protection from hail and frost damage. Prior to Understory, the vast majority of […]
  • 9 European startups reshaping the Food Industry
    StartLife, a Dutch AgTech and FoodTech accelerator, has selected nine European startups for the Fall 2020 cohort. StartLife Accelerate is the #1 program in The Netherlands supporting Food & Agtech startups to validate customer segments, raise funding and access leading corporates and investors in the industry. The best trainers, entrepreneurs, and Wageningen University & Research […]
  • Harvest Genomics won top prize at 2020 Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition
    Harvest Genomics was chosen by a jury of high-profile industry judges as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the 2020 Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition. The Gryphon’s LAAIR program is funded by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance and supports the commercialization of research findings for the benefit of the Ontario agri-food sector. The Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch […]
  • Solve’s 2020 Sustainable Food Systems Challenge
    Agriculture occupies more than 40 percent of the Earth’s land and is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Farming, fishing, transporting, processing, and distributing food supports 28 percent of human livelihood, including 470 million smallholder farmers who often depend on less than 2 hectares for both income and sustenance. By 2050, that system will […]
  • Aeroponics startup Aerospring Gardens has raised S$1 million in a pre-Series A round
    Aerospring Gardens Pte Ltd, an aeroponics startup based out of Singapore raised S$1 million in a pre-Series A round from Sirius Venture Capital, a boutique venture capital and entrepreneurial finance firm. The Aerospring is a compact, modular, self-watering vertical gardening system that looks good in any urban dwelling. It grows 27-36 edible plants on one […]
  • Somerville based AgTech startup Kula Bio, raised $5.75 M
    Kula Bio, a developer of modern biofertilizer, raised $5.75 M in it’s latest funding round in August. Kula Bio champions sustainable, biological solutions for modern agriculture. It super-charges natural nitrogen-fixing microbes with renewable energy in order to deliver reliable, low-cost organic biofertilizers. By rewiring the energy flow from sun to soil, it is tackling the […]
  • Agtech startup Aibono raised $2 million to fund expansion plan
    Aibono, an AgTech startup founded by Vivek Rajkumar, an engineer from IIT Madras, has raised USD 2 million (about Rs 15 crore) from investors to fund expansion plan and growth of the business. AIBONO is a next dimension food & farming platform that unites two ends of the food chain from growing to consuming and […]
  • AgTech company TerrAvion files for bankruptcy
    Robert Morris, founder and CEO of agricultural-imaging company TerrAvion Inc., sent customers an email saying the company was closed effective September 4, 2020. TerrAvion, started its journey in 2013, and offered farmers a high-tech view of their fields from above, including data about what’s working with a crop and what needs improvement. “If you are […]
  • F’SAGRI innovation prize contest in the agricultural and food sectors
    The French South African Agricultural Institute (F’SAGRI) Innovation Prize is intended for young students and researchers from all the universities of technology in South Africa, or start-up companies on the condition that the laureates startups then engage in a partnership with F’SAGRI universities by taking interns, proposing study cases, participating in workshops. F’SAGRI, created in […]
  • Ag-tech Israel Virtual Exhibition
    Ag-tech Israel Virtual Exhibition (sponsored by AWS and Naschitz Brandes Amir) will showcase Israel’s leading agriculture technologies and startups via an exclusive, immersive and engaging experience. This unique expo, being presented for the first time on a virtual art gallery platform, will open on September 7th, run for one full week and be accessible 24/7. […]
  • Milk or Milked: the story of two labels
    DAIRY PRIDE Act is often cited as the ‘‘Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, Milk, and Cheese”. It states that No food may be introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce using a market name for a dairy product if the food does not meet the criterion set forth for dairy products. Dairy […]
  • Alizés Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Agri-Food Exports
    The Alizés Awards, presented by Farm Credit Canada, highlight the excellence of the work accomplished by Canadian agri-food companies that have distinguished themselves in international markets. Known in English as trade winds, the Alizés refer to the winds which established the main maritime trade routes between continents over the centuries and linked Canada to foreign […]
  • Nordetect, a biochemical analytics startup won Priva’s “Horti Heroes” challenge
    Denmark-based AgTech startup Nordetect won €10,000 Priva’s Horti Heroes challenge, which showcased companies innovating in the horticulture space. This competition was designed to discover pioneering technologies in the horticulture space and providing the winner with the potential opportunity to form a strategic partnership with Priva. Nordetect have developed a novel sensing method based on chemical-based […]
  • Gene-editing to accelerate innovation in fruits and vegetables
    Pairwise, a food tech company, stands at the forefront of breakthrough genome editing technologies to bring exciting new products to market that are more enticing, more convenient and more likely to end up in people’s grocery carts. The Pairwise team is one of the first to develop novel types of fruits and vegetables so that […]
  • Indoor Farming Startup iFarm raised $4M
    iFarm, a startup offering innovative solutions for growing fresh greens, berries and vegetables, raised $4M in funding round led by Gagarin Capital. Other investors include Matrix Capital, Impulse VC, IMI.VC and several business angels. iFarm has 11 industrial farms operating and under construction in Finland, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Andorra, Russia and Kazakhstan with a total […]
  • World Plant Milk Day – August 22
    World Plant Milk Day is an international day that celebrates plant-based alternatives to dairy milk. Founded by Robbie Lockie, Co-founder of Plant Based News, in 2017 and established as a partnership with ProVeg in 2018, the campaign has attracted the attention of millions of people around the world and helped accelerate the transition from dairy […]
  • Thailand based AgTech startup Ricult raised $2 m
    AgTech startup company in Thailand, Ricult raised $2 million in new investment, bringing its total funding to $5 million, according to Nikkei. The company uses proprietary machine learning algorithms, leveraging satellite imagery, agronomic models and weather data to provide precision agritech services to farmers. The round was led by Bualuang Ventures and Krungsri Finnovate. Among […]
  • Vision to make the UAE a global AgTech hub
    The AgriTech Sector Development Team – a team comprising public and private-sector stakeholders from the UAE’s growing agricultural technology sector – convened for a workshop to explore proposed interventions to promote the adoption of technology in agricultural sub-sectors, with the objective of ensuring food security for current and future generations in the UAE. The team […]
  • Creating green protein with no plants
    Mycorena AB, a food tech company located in Göteborg, Sweden, created one of the most innovative and sustainable vegan protein for food, using a proprietary fungi-based process. The research work carried out in Sweden by Mycorena’s founder and CEO Dr. Ramkumar’s Nair, formed the basis of the concept of creating Mycorena’s unique fungi-based protein – […]
  • Agritech company MagGrow raises €6m for crop-spraying technology
    Irish agritech company MagGrow raises €6m for crop-spraying tech in Series A round of funding led by Astanor Ventures. It brings the total fund raised for the Agritech startup to €18 million. MagGrow uses magnetic technology to spray crops more precisely, producing higher crop yields, and reducing water and pesticide use. Farmers using the system […]
  • Blockchain-based wine traceability platform
    Tech giant Tencent has revealed its plan for creating a blockchain-based wine traceability platform in collaboration with Changyu, China’s biggest and oldest wine producer. It is said to be a nationwide first for the country’s domestic wine industry. Changyu Pioneer Wine Co. Inc., located in Yantai, Shandong, is China’s oldest and largest winery. It was […]
  • Aquaculture startup eFishery bags Series B funding
    Indonesian aquaculture start-up eFishery, which provides access to feed, financing and markets to fish farmers, has raised Series B funding round co-led by Go-Ventures and the Northstar Group. Existing investors including sustainable aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark and deep tech VC Wavemaker Partners also participated in the round. “We are really inspired by the impact that […]
  • UPL opens OpenAg Center as global R&D hub
    UPL Ltd. announced the opening of a state of the art R&D hub in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. The OpenAg Center, will enable UPL to leverage its advanced R&D capabilities in partnership with other innovation based companies to characterize, develop and commercialize new sustainable agriculture solutions. The OpenAg Center is an important step in […]