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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 […]

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AgTech Vertical Farming

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 […]

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AgTech FoodTech Startups

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 […]

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FoodTech Protein Sustainability

Wanda Fish Technologies Enters Collaboration with Tufts University

FoodTech start-up Wanda Fish Technologies, Ltd. has signed two agreements with Tufts University to advance the company’s goals in the emerging field of cultivated fish. Under a licensing agreement, Wanda Fish gains exclusive rights to certain intellectual property in fish cell cultivation developed by Tufts researcher David Kaplan, a leader in the field of cellular […]

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Agriculture AgTech Biodiversity FoodTech

Innovation Forum Sparks Collaboration to Scale-up Agri-Food Tech

On the opening day of the 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress, live attendees from all over the world witnessed experts from research, startup, capital, and corporate backgrounds come together around one virtual table at The Agri-Food Tech Innovation Forum, “The Role of Venture Capital in Agricultural and Food Systems: Creating Opportunities and Scaling Up Science-Based Innovations.” […]

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Agriculture Biodiversity Events Food Security Sustainability

Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge: Call for innovative solutions in the agri-food tech space

The Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge is seeking innovators driven by a passion for solving challenges in the agri-food sector by utilizing or conserving agrobiodiversity. As part of the 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress, November 15-18, 2021, in Rome, the Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge will recognize new products, services, and best practices that can help farmers, consumers, and food […]

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AgTech Biodiversity Horticulture Precision Agriculture

The reasons why growers need to permanently move away from chemicals, and the alternative solution

The use of fungicides is ubiquitous. The negative externalities of using these types of synthetic materials include damage to wildlife biodiversity, soil fertility, and the health of workers and consumers. Despite intensive fungicide use, pathogens are responsible for 7-24% of losses in yields to commodity crops. This article will delve into the core reasons why […]

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Biodiversity Events Food Security Nutrition

The Lexicon Launches an International Storytelling Initiative to Share the Story of Biodiversity Around the Globe

Petaluma, CA — The Lexicon, a North America-based NGO that creates collective impact campaigns to address food system challenges, announces “Reawakened Foods” an international storytelling initiative, in partnership with the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. Over 30,000+ edible plants can support global diets, yet over half the world’s plant-based nutrition comes from just three […]

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AgTech Big Data Horticulture Precision Agriculture Sustainability

Using sensor technology to better monitor and predict pollination efficiency

AgriSound are changing the way we monitor insect biodiversity. The company has developed low-cost sensors to detect pollinator levels and relays information back to a simple web app that highlights areas of pollinator abundance and/or deficits. With this information, farmers/growers can better target appropriate solutions e.g., planting wildflowers or creating new habitats to meet farm […]

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AgTech Events FoodTech Startups Sustainability

THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge

The THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge combines Bayer Crop Sciences’ sustainability commitments and THRIVE’s Global Initiative focus on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to promote innovations that can address pressing challenges in the global agrifood chain. Together, the challenge aims to identify and support key startup and scaleup innovators implementing solutions that promote sustainability through […]