Category: AgTech

RootCamp, Hannover’s Innovation Hub, launches its third program with seven international AgriTech startups focused on livestock and carbon farming

More than 250 applications from over 58 countries were received by the AgriFood Tech Accelerator for the call for Batch #3. In cooperation with the renowned partners K+S, KWS, SKW Piesteritz, hannoverimpuls and the Leipzig SpinLab Accelerator, seven startups were selected. In addition, the program is supported by IP specialist Eisenführ & Speiser and EUROTIER. The following startups will be…

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AVF White Paper – Towards sustainable food systems

Global population growth is directly linked to the continuous depletion of our resources. Food production and agriculture practices of today will not be affordable for humanity in the future and land-system change by deforestation for agricultural practices is one of the worst anthropogenic alterations of natural environments. The inefficient use of fertilizers contributes to pollution of water bodies, negative soil…

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Convent Capital introduces Agri Food Growth Fund 

Convent Capital today announces the launch of its new Agri Food Growth Fund, which offers growth capital to innovative and sustainable companies in the AgriFood industry. The fund has raised more than €50 million in capital from its investor network and will in the coming months acquire capital from institutional investors to grow to €150 million or beyond. Its first investment is in…

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GROW Impact Accelerator names its 2022 cohort of impact-driven agrifoodtech startups

GROW, the ecosystem catalyst for agrifoodtech impact, has announced the latest GROW Impact Accelerator cohort – and it’s the most diverse one yet. Showcasing innovations across the value chain – from IoT solutions for biodiversity to alt-protein products made from industrial sidestreams – the selected companies offer technologies that will drive positive transformation across our food and agriculture industry. The…

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Eat Well Group’s Portfolio Company to Expand Global Pulse Production, Comments on Food Security

Eat Well Investment Group Inc. (the “Company” or “Eat Well Group” or “EWG”) (CN:EWG) (US:EWGFF) (FRA:6BC0) announces its portfolio company, Belle Pulses (“Belle”), plans to upgrade and expand its production facilities to meet recent demand increases caused by the global food supply chain crisis. “Belle processes crops that are considered nitrogen fixers and typically require less fertilizer than other common agricultural crops.” International markets for…

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BioBetter Breaks Bottleneck in Cultivated Meat with Tobacco Plants

FoodTech start-up, BioBetter, Ltd., has assigned a new role for the much-maligned Nicotiana tabacum plant upon discovering it can overcome the greatest hurdle in cultured meat—that of scaled production. Working behind the scenes of the emerging cultured meat industry, BioBetter is repurposing tobacco plants to create the growth factors necessary for the cellular development of cultivated meat. This landmark botanical…

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PheroSyn Awarded Grant to Develop Supply of Novel Fruit Pest Pheromones

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pest pheromones, has secured an Innovate UK smart grant for a project to validate new high-value pheromones, and to scale-up their production and distribution. The £0.5 million project is a 36-month collaboration with Rothamsted Research, the globally acclaimed agricultural research institute, and Andermatt Biocontrol UK, the leading supplier…

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Announcing THRIVE’s Latest Accelerator Cohort!

We are delighted to announce the ten global startups selected to join the 8th cohort (THRIVE VIII) of award winning accelerator program. The ten companies were selected from an applicant pool of over 800 startups from across 78 countries. The competitive selection process, conducted by THRIVE’s corporate partners, focused on the startups’ potential impact on sustainability as well as commercial success.  The…

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Future Crops Announces New Investment Round, Led by Tencent

Future Crops announces a new investment round led by Tencent to accelerate growth. Future Crops is shaping the future of agriculture and our food system, making it more safe, resilient, and efficient.  An Israeli-Dutch venture, Future Crops has developed advanced vertical farming from cutting-edge technology that uses a unique soil-like substrate to better reproduce the natural environment. The high-tech farm…

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Future Crops’ advanced vertical farming system scales up to grow high-yield, long-life aromatic basil

AgriTech start-up Future Crops, Ltd., is boosting output of a pure, high-yielding basil variety it successfully adapted for cultivation in the company’s primarily solar powered 2,000m2 vertical farm. The advanced, clean-farming technique for this aromatic basil variety will impart a long shelf life and secure a steady supply of locally grown, pesticide-free herb to the European market. The proprietary seeds…

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Arya.ag and MAS Financial Services tie-up to offer Agri finance to small farmers & FPOs

Arya, India’s largest integrated grain commerce platform, announced a tie-up with leading NBFC, MAS Financial Services Limited to offer Agri-finance to farmers with a specific focus on small farmers and FPOs. The services will be offered by Arya.ag’s lending services arm, Aryadhan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. The alliance will leverage Arya.ag’s digital technologies-led customer interface that enables a seamless and…

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AGRIVI Opens US Office and Appoints Bob Westbrook as Head of Sales 

AGRIVI has announced the opening of office in the United States and appointing Bob Westbrook as the Head of Sales. After the strong success in digitalizing agriculture worldwide and supporting some of the major agri-food businesses like Driscoll’s, Nestlé, BASF, Tequila Sauza, and many others, opening the US office will strengthen AGRIVI’s global leadership in the enterprise farm management software…

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Agritech and the future of farming

“The Complex problems faced by farmers made me look for simple and sustainable solutions. Agritech I strongly believe is the way to go. The book offers high impact solutions and an implementation path based on my grassroots work, which can be adopted rapidly.  I hope my efforts succeed in convincing all stakeholders including the farmers, policy makers, agribusinesses ad students.” …

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Agmatix Launches a New Plant Nutrition Carbon Footprint Optimizer to Reach Crop Yields Targets with Lower Carbon Footprint 

Agmatix, a start-up AgTech business owned by leading global specialty minerals company, ICL, today announces the launch of its Plant Nutrition Carbon Footprint Optimizer within its highly acclaimed new data technology platform. The new and unique feature now enables ag-professionals and crop consultants to better understand the carbon footprint of their crop nutritional recommendations and farm-specific nutrition strategies. It then…

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Trendlines Invests in Agri-Fintech Company AgriG8

The Trendlines Group Ltd. (“Trendlines”), is pleased to announce that its fund, The Trendlines Agrifood Fund Pte. Ltd., has invested in AgriG8 Pte Ltd. (“AgriG8”) as its first foray into the thriving agri-fintech space. Co-created in Q3 2021 with Golden Sunland Singapore Pte Ltd (“GSS”), AgriG8 leverages on the diverse experiences of its founders and their in-depth knowledge in the…

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AgroScout Acquires the Assets of TerrAvion to Broaden its Imagery Capabilities in Agro Data Management

AgroScout agro analytics platform, announced today that it acquired the assets of TerrAvion, a market leader in imagery data management for agriculture. The acquisition fuels AgroScout’s high-resolution agriculture aerial imagery capabilities and agro data artificial intelligence for a wide range of crops. Effective immediately, current AgroScout and TerrAvion clients will have access to a powerful combination of aerial and satellite…

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A year ahead of food and fortune: The North America AgTech and FoodTech partnership landscape, trends, and data-driven 2022 predictions

Abstract Through a comprehensive 4-year study of private sector North American partnerships, John Gottula shares insight into prominent innovation and growth areas for 2022. The information and hypotheses presented supports prudent business planning including portfolio and technology positioning.  Major findings 230 ± 79 AgTech and Foodtech partnerships will be announced in 2022 – appreciably more than past years. However, increasing…

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Fruit Yield Management Company, FruitSpec, Raises $5M Funding Round to Scale Globally 

FruitSpec, is pleased to announce that it has completed an investment round of $5 million led by Amathaon Capital, a European agtech investment company, Ocean Azul, a North American early stage venture capital firm and Smart-Agro, an R&D partnership traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange specializing in agro-food investments. The round was supported by current investors, The Trendlines Group and…

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