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Agriculture AgTech Sustainability

Pinduoduo envisions a smart and sustainable future of agriculture

Pinduoduo, China’s largest agriculture platform, is stepping up its spending on research and development (R&D) as it invests in a future of smart and sustainable agriculture.  Under Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chen Lei, a computer scientist by training, the six-year-old company reported record R&D spending in the third quarter ended September, rising 34% to […]

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AgTech Food Security Precision Agriculture

Agmatix Launches New Agricultural Data Technology Platform to Support Sustainable Food Production

Tel Aviv, Israel – Agmatix, a start-up agtech business owned by leading global specialty minerals company, ICL, has today launched a breakthrough data technology platform. As the world’s first single engine that drives the agronomic innovation cycle from research and experimental data into meaningful real-life actions, the Agmatix technology creates a new data language that […]

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AgTech Precision Agriculture

UK TECH FIRM TARGETS $436BN GLOBAL INSECT PEST CHALLENGE

10 November 2021: Spotta Smart Pest Systems is helping the global agricultural sector improve productivity and profitability through remote monitoring technology reducing insect crop damage costs to farmers by 50%.  Globally, insect pests cause £320 billion (approx USD436 billion) damage each year, despite over 4 million tonnes of pesticide being used. Spotta has developed an […]

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AgTech FoodTech Sustainability

CarobWay Seals Agriculture Agreements to Boost Carob R&D

Upper Galilee, Israel – FoodTech/agriTech start-up CarobWay, Ltd., together with Israel’s oldest environmental arm, the Jewish National Fund (JNF-KKL), have kicked off a nationwide research initiative for carob trees. The start-up announces it also sealed agreements with R&D farms and local farming communities in Israel to optimize carob cultivation to develop innovative carob-derived products. CarobWay […]

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FoodTech Startups

How Ajinomatrix is digitizing the measurements of the senses of taste and smell for the food industry?

Founder Institute HQ Palo Alto journalist Dustin Betz interviewed Ajinomatrix.org Founder and CEO François Wayenberg. Here is the full transcript. Dustin Betz: Introduce yourself – speak a little about your own background, professional and/or personal experiences and motivations that led you to founding Ajinomatrix. François Wayenberg: I’m graduated from the university of Brussels, economist, and industrial […]

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AgTech Imagery Precision Agriculture

PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS FOR FARMERS

African farmers face a myriad of challenges — inadequate financing, education and input distribution — which greatly affect the agricultural output on the continent. However startups are providing market driven yet innovative solutions to these problems, and South Africa’s Aerobotics is an example. The startup, launched in 2014, is carving a niche in the fast-growing […]

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Blockchain FoodTech Traceability

uLikeKorea launches a new block-chain tech-based ‘Hanwoo’ brand

Develops transparent trace system for livestock to show health, management, and processing history uLikeKorea, led by CEO Kim Hee-jin, announced on Sept. 16 that based on the AI and block-chain based platform technology developed by uLikeKorea, it has entered the Hanwoo B2C market under the brand “Wanbyuk-han (meaning “perfect Korean beef”).” uLikeKorea used the block-chain […]

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Food Safety FoodTech Nutrition Precision Agriculture

With more focus on safety, why is it still hard to find healthy food?

We are willing to pay more for better-quality food. Why can’t we then choose between an OK apple and a super nutritious one at the store?   Food safety is increasingly becoming the dominant topic of conversations across the developed world. Over the past decades, the focus was on securing as much food as possible; however, for years now, that […]

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AgTech Food Security Precision Agriculture Sustainability

AGRIVI and CGES have announced a partnership

AgTech company AGRIVI and CGES group Ecosystem Services from South Africa have announced a partnership agreement. This partnership has the aim to ensure a strong local presence in South Africa and support current and future customers with AGRIVI digital agriculture products.  CGES is a group of 42 companies, consisting of several sectors of which technology […]

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AgTech AI Grains Precision Agriculture

AI will soon end disputes: farmers can now assess grain quality with phones

GoMicro has developed low-cost ($3) phone-based devices and apps that can assess grain quality accurately. Much of the farm protests in India pivots around disputes on grain quality – which is currently a subjective assessment made by buyers, often at the expense of farmers. The Indian government is also under pressure from the World Trade […]