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Agriculture Commodities Fund Raise

India’s largest grain commerce platform, Arya.Ag, raises USD 60 Million Series C

Arya, India’s largest integrated grain commerce platform, today announced the close of its Series C round, having raised USD 60 million in a mix of equity and debt. The equity round was led by Asia Impact SA, Lightrock India and Quona Capital. The agritech platform also raised debt financing from the US International Development Finance […]

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AgTech Imagery Precision Agriculture

AgroScout Acquires the Assets of TerrAvion to Broaden its Imagery Capabilities in Agro Data Management

AgroScout agro analytics platform, announced today that it acquired the assets of TerrAvion, a market leader in imagery data management for agriculture. The acquisition fuels AgroScout’s high-resolution agriculture aerial imagery capabilities and agro data artificial intelligence for a wide range of crops. Effective immediately, current AgroScout and TerrAvion clients will have access to a powerful […]

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AgTech FoodTech

A year ahead of food and fortune: The North America AgTech and FoodTech partnership landscape, trends, and data-driven 2022 predictions

Abstract Through a comprehensive 4-year study of private sector North American partnerships, John Gottula shares insight into prominent innovation and growth areas for 2022. The information and hypotheses presented supports prudent business planning including portfolio and technology positioning.  Major findings 230 ± 79 AgTech and Foodtech partnerships will be announced in 2022 – appreciably more […]

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AgTech Digital Solutions Fund Raise

Fruit Yield Management Company, FruitSpec, Raises $5M Funding Round to Scale Globally 

FruitSpec, is pleased to announce that it has completed an investment round of $5 million led by Amathaon Capital, a European agtech investment company, Ocean Azul, a North American early stage venture capital firm and Smart-Agro, an R&D partnership traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange specializing in agro-food investments. The round was supported by current […]

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AgTech Vertical Farming

Future Crops Brings Vertical Farming Closer to the Land

The challenges posed by urbanization and the gradual dwindling of arable land is driving more farming indoors. The agri-tech start-up Future Crops, Ltd. has developed the first indoor vertical farming system that grows its crops in a unique soil substrate composition, bringing this nascent farming concept closer to home and to the earth. The Israeli-Dutch […]

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AgTech Imagery Precision Agriculture

Can technology democratise quality control in agriculture?

GoMicro’s  phone-based, low-cost grain quality control (QC) system allows anyone with a mobile phone and GoMicro’s Assess app to QC grain to standards achieved by the best flatbed grain assessment technology.   Flatbed scanning machines, costing in excess of a thousand dollars, are capable of scanning only about 200 grains at a time. By contrast, […]

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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 […]