AgTech

ICL Joins Forces with PlantArcBio to Boost Crop Yields

ICL (NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL), a leading global specialty minerals company, and ag-biotech company PlantArcBio, Ltd.(TASE: PLNT), today announced the development of a novel bio-stimulant technology platform, which will improve crop yields while having minimal impact on the environment. The platform successfully uses RNAi technology to maximize a plant’s natural yield increase mechanisms, without any genetic modification, and was the result…

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Bom Futuro and Natter to Introduce Greeneye Precision Spraying Technology in Brazil

Following the success of its commercial launch in North America earlier this year, agtech pioneer, Greeneye Technology, today announces the first in-field testing of its breakthrough precision spraying technology in Brazil. Bom Futuro, the world’s largest producer of soybeans, and Natter, a rapidly-growing sustainable agribusiness, will run extensive field trials on farms in Mato Grosso, to evaluate the efficacy of…

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Aquapurna, Billund Aquaculture revolutionizing sustainable shrimp farming

Billund Aquaculture and Germany’s Aquapurna have joined forces to create more sustainable and animal-friendly shrimp farming using a cutting-edge automated and tech-driven production model. Founded in 2020, the German food and agritech startup Aquapurna has, from the outset, aimed to “develop the most advanced method of land-based shrimp farming to provide the world with delicious shrimp while protecting the planet.”…

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Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund Co-invests with Trendlines in TierraSpec

The Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund (“the Fund”), set up by Bayer CropScience LP (“Bayer”) and The Trendlines Group Ltd. (“Trendlines”) (SGX: 42T; OTCQX: TRNLY), announced the establishment of TierraSpec Ltd. (“TierraSpec”), a new company focused on real-time remote measurement and validation of carbon sequestration in agricultural soil to allow the issue of carbon credits and soil health monitoring. TierraSpec’s…

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StartLife partners with impact investor Astanor Ventures to help scale up disruptive agrifoodtech

Agrifoodtech accelerator StartLife has partnered with Astanor, a venture capital fund uniquely focused on supporting and scaling disruptive solutions to some of the most urgent global needs in food and agriculture. Together they aim to maximise impact by helping startups grow internationally. The partnership connects StartLife’s large network of startups with Europe’s largest impact investor in the sector, and facilitates…

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Future Crops Moves to 100% Renewable Energy

Future Crops, Ltd., has taken its vertical farm a further step off the grid by shifting to reliance on 100% renewable energy. Harnessing the natural green powers of solar and wind energy, the company also is solving the primary hurdle to bringing the industry to a substantially greater carbon-neutral position, all while advancing its sustainability goals.  Over the past decade,…

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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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