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UV light may replace chemicals in fungus fight

Everywhere grapes are grown, growers have to worry about powdery mildew. A typical grape grower spray chemical fungicides for powdery mildew management between 10 and 15 times each year. The fungicides used are costly and environmentally unfriendly, plus the fungus typically adapts to the fungicides within a few generations, requiring heavier applications or changing formulas. […]

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IFFCO & Prasar Bharati signed MoU to promote Agri Innovations

World’s biggest fertiliser cooperative, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) and Prasar Bharati on Monday signed a MoU to broadcast and promote new agriculture technology and innovations. The agreement was signed at a program organised in Prthivi Bhavan, New Delhi. According to the agreement DD Kisan, an Indian agriculture 24-hour television channel owned by Doordarshan, […]

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Agriculture AgTech FoodTech Investments

Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Fund II closed at $302 million

Pontifax AgTech Management, a California based firm which invests in technology used in the food and agriculture sector, closed its second fund, Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund II, with commitments totaling $302m. The predecessor fund closed in 2017 with $105 million. Pontifax AgTech invests globally in growing businesses that improve agricultural productivity, nutrition, […]

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Maggi – Desh Ke Liye 2 Minute – The Agri Challenge 2020

Nestlé India in collaboration with Network 18 has unveiled the Desh ke Liye 2 Minute – The Agri Challenge 2020. This is a part of the ‘Maggi Desh ke liye 2 minute’ campaign to design innovative solutions to help the weaker sections of our society overcome the impact of the pandemic. The Agri-Business challenge is crafted to […]

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Food Loss/Waste FoodTech Sustainability

W-Cycle, a FoodTech startup company, on a mission to end plastic

W-Cycle, a FoodTech startup company, has developed SupraPulp™, a plastic-free packaging made of sugarcane waste that is fully compostable, safe and durable. SupraPulp™ isn’t like other compostable food packaging solutions. It’s non-coated, omniphobic and remains completely unaffected by liquids and oils. It’s a great replacement for rigid plastic. You can heat food in SupraPulp™ up […]

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Japanese Water Enhancement Technology (WET) Launches in Australia

Liquid Technologies International (LTI), Japan has appointed activ8water as its sole representative in Australia and New Zealand to promote its ceramic bead water activation technology. The agreement is the first venture in the Asia Pacific region and accesses a lucrative market in agriculture and livestock. Liquid Technology International is focusing its attention on international expansion […]

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Leaf, an AgTech startup, raised a $2 million seed round

Leaf, a food and agriculture data infrastructure company, has raised a $2 million seed round led by Cultivan Sandbox Ventures and SP Ventures. Existing investor Radicle Growth also joined the investment round. It was founded in 2018 with a mission to lower the barriers to entry in food and agriculture technology by providing developer-friendly API […]

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2021 Grains Innovation Fund is now open for applications

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $4.1 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $18 billion in economic output and are responsible for over […]

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AgTech Blockchain FoodTech Traceability

Hedera Hashgraph has teamed up with Australian agri supply chain platform Entrust

Australian agricultural supply chain platform, Entrust, has announced that it will operate on Hedera Hashgraph. Entrust was co-founded by Jeffrey Grosset of Grosset Wines in part through AU$150,000 ($108,000) in backing from the Australian government. The beta platform is currently being tested by more than a dozen companies in the Clare Valley wine region of […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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AgTech FoodTech Startups

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 […]

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Agriculture AgTech Biotech Gene & Genomics

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 […]

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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 […]

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AgTech Biologics Fund Raise

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 […]

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Agriculture AgTech Digital Solutions Fund Raise

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 […]

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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 […]

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Agriculture AgTech Food Processing FoodTech

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 […]

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Agriculture AgTech Event FoodTech Startups

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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AgTech AI Digital Solutions Fund Raise

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 […]

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AgTech Food Security Policy

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 […]