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Foodland Ventures Unveils Batch 2 at AgriFood Tech Demo Day – 5 Innovative Teams Solving Challenges Across the Food Supply Chain

Foodland Ventures, the VC & accelerator built for AgriFood tech founders, has unveiled its latest batch of startups in its 2022 Demo Day held on November 30th. The diverse portfolio consists of 5 teams from Taiwan, Singapore and the US. Global investment in AgriFood Tech hit a record high with USD 51.7 billion in 2021; however, the need for innovative…

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BigSis closes Series A at £4.5m

BigSis, the British-based agtech start-up using AI and robotics to provide chemical-free insect control to the world’s farmers and growers, has announced the successful closure of its over-subscribed Series A round at £4.5 million. The round was led by Regenerate Ventures, the specialist agricultural innovation fund focused on the decarbonisation and sustainability of food production. Further funds came from the…

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Tremap gives citizen scientists access to first global platform for tree recording

As international governments propose ambitious tree planting programmes to reverse habitat degradation, one key challenge is being overlooked: “we don’t have a reliable way of knowing what trees we have,” said Jonathon Jones, Founder and CEO of Tremap, presenting at Agri-TechE’s REAP 2022 Start-Up Showcase. The Cornwall-based agri-tech start-up has created the world’s first global tree platform for recording and…

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Trendlines invests in Celleste Bio to make our chocolate supply sustainable

The Trendlines Group Ltd. (“Trendlines”) (SGX: 42T; OTCQX: TRNLY), announced the establishment of Celleste Bio (“Celleste”), a new company focused on producing high value cocoa ingredients using cell culture methods, eliminating the dependence on cultivation of cocoa trees. Celleste’s technology will ensure that cocoa yield supply is invariable, not dependent on climate conditions, close to production sites and a final…

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Agrematch announces trials success for AI-discovered natural herbicide

Agrematch Ltd, an AI company focusing on the discovery and development of crop input products, announced that it has moved closer to commercializing its novel bioherbicide after favourable trials with commercially important crop weeds, including strains resistant to widely used synthetic herbicides. Discovered and developed in less than 12 months using Agrematch’s artificial intelligence predictive system and validation platform, AI4AI…

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Safex Chemicals acquires UK based Briar Chemicals for GBP73 Mn in one of the largest overseas agrochemicals transactions

Safex Chemicals India Limited (Safex), a fast growing Indian agrochemicals company, announces the acquisition of Briar Chemicals (Briar), the UK’s leading agrochemicals Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) provider, from the pan-European alternative investment firm AURELIUS Equity Opportunities. Safex is backed by ChrysCapital, one of India’s largest private equity firms, which owns a significant minority stake in the business. Briar…

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AI certification de-risks AgTrade  

AgriTrade auction platform builder ConnectOne will be using GoMicro’s phone-based AI assessment technology to create quality certificates for online cardamon trade. Human quality assessment is subjective. Quality standards differ from assessor to assessor, company to company, and country to country. GoMicro will soon eliminate this subjectivity through accurate AI-based assessment. “We are impressed with GoMicro’s AI assessment technology. We can…

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Driving innovation in agriculture with synthetic data

Data is the cornerstone of agricultural product innovation. It’s necessary to develop products, meet regulatory requirements, discover new mechanisms, and educate the market on how to optimize the use of agriculture inputs and practices. Today, huge amounts of data are collected around various parameters including soil data, rainfall, water usage, fertilizer needs, crop health, quality, and yield among others. Using…

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Agricultural research leaders worldwide team up to launch landmark open data crop nutrition platform

Marking a major advance in improving crop health and nutrition worldwide, the Consortium for Precision Crop Nutrition (CPCN) and Agmatix launched a unique global platform designed to drive international research collaboration and expand open access to crop nutrient data to farmers, their advisers and policy makers. The online platform, powered by the Agmatix Insights solution and spearheaded by CPCN in…

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ProfilePrint closes Series A1 with Cargill, bringing five of the world’s largest food ingredient corporations together as investors

Singapore’s ProfilePrint, a pioneering solutions provider to grade food ingredients using A.I. technology, has added U.S.-based Cargill (one of the world’s leading global food suppliers), to its panel of strategic shareholders through its Series A1 funding round. To date, the other strategic shareholders are Louis Dreyfus Company (Netherland-headquartered world leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods operating in 100 countries),…

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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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