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THRIVE Europe Challenge

We are delighted to announce the launch of THRIVE Europe Challenge which will take place on October 7th, 2021.  The Europe Challenge is part of THRIVES’s Global initiative which was launched with the USDA in 2020 and which recognizes and promotes key early and late stage startup innovators that positively impact different regions of the world.  […]

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Agriculture AgTech BioTech FoodTech Startups

THRIVE Africa Challenge Wrap Up and Winners!

THRIVE Africa Challenge was a phenomenal success! Nine African innovators took to the stage and presented their impressive technology solutions to the global audience and a team of stellar judges.  Jessica Lapenn, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, officially opened the event, and we had special appearances by Beth Bechdol, Deputy Director-General of the Food and […]

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Agriculture AgTech BioTech Precision Agriculture

Saffron Tech Challenges Iranian 1,000-Year Monopoly on the Lucrative $1B Saffron Market

Saffron Tech, an Israeli wholly owned subsidiary of Seedo Corp., announced its technology for automated, year-round saffron growing, is challenging the global Iranian monopoly on saffron supply of 90-95% of world demand, which has been in place for the past 1,000 years! The reason Iran was the dominant player in supplying 90-95% of world demand […]

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Food Laws Food Safety FoodTech Traceability

A New Era of Smarter Food Safety

The way we get our food from farm to table, the food system, is a shared responsibility and it continues to evolve. Join us on February 11th for an exciting conversation with Frank Yiannas, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, as he discusses new initiatives and innovations that will result in a more […]

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Agriculture AgTech BioTech Digital Solutions

Innovative AgTech Bridge between Israel and China

Israel-China AgTech Webinar is a brand new “Innovative AgTech Bridge” of Israeli and Chinese AgriTech entrepreneurs, scientists, institutions, investors, and universities in one united place. During this webinar, opportunities and needs in precision ag, digital farming, drones, crop protection, bio solution, and additional agri-tech disciplines will be discussed. It’s a unique opportunity for Israeli agri-tech startups to […]

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Agriculture AgTech BioTech FoodTech Startups

THRIVE Africa Challenge Finalists

On February 4th, ten (10) leading entrepreneurs creating new technologies and game changing innovations for global good, will take to the stage to present their innovative technology solutions. One winning startup will receive the THRIVE AFRICA Challenge Award, brand exposure, opportunity to participate in THRIVE’s Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp, access to the THRIVE ecosystem, and […]

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AgTech Digital Solutions e-Commerce Fruits and Vegetables

AgTech startup, Nile has traded a whopping 1m Kg of fruit and vegetables within 5 weeks of launch

Nile Marketplace, a B2B e-commerce platform that enables direct trades between producers and entities that sell to consumers, has taken the agricultural industry by storm as it reportedly traded a whopping one million kilograms of fruit and vegetables via its online platform within a mere five weeks of launching. Founded in February 2020 by a […]

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Agriculture AgTech Fund Raise Supply Chain

AgTech platform Gramophone raises $3.4m in new funding

Gramophone, an AgTech platform that helps farmers achieve better yields by providing information and input planning, has raised US$3.4 million (INR 25 crore) in a funding round led by Siana Capital. Company’s existing investors Info Edge, Asha Impact and Better Capital also participated in this round. Founded in 2016 by IIT and IIM Ahmedabad graduates […]

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Agriculture AgTech BioTech FoodTech Startups

THRIVE CANADA Challenge

In just a few short weeks, nine Canadian Challenge Finalists will take to the stage to present their innovative technology solutions & battle it out for the prestigious THRIVE Canada Challenge Award. It will also include the announcement of winners of Female Founders Award as well as People’s Choice Award. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister […]

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Agriculture AgTech Investments Startups Supply Chain

iFarmer raised investments to fund farming and agriculture activities

iFarmer, an agriculture finance and supply chain platform in Bangladesh, closes six-figure investment from Falcon Network and Accelerating Asia Ventures to transform farmer livelihoods, as reported by Salaam Gateway. The company bundles finance with agriculture inputs, advisory services, insurance and market access for the farmers. Established in 2018, iFarmer is driven by the passion to […]

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Agriculture AgTech Nutrition Startups

RootCamp officially starts with international startups 

The AgriFood incubator from Hannover/Germany will support 5 startups for up to 12 months  The RootCamp is a new startup incubator located in Hannover/Germany with a focus on agriculture and nutrition. The 5 startups in the first batch were chosen out of more than 100 applications (with 20% in Germany, 60% in Europe and 20% […]

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Agriculture AgTech Blockchain Traceability

BlockApps launched a blockchain-based agri crop tracking network

BlockApps launched, TraceHarvest, an Ethereum-based Agritech network in collaboration with Bayer Crop Science, the leading technology innovator in the agriculture industry. TraceHarvest is the first blockchain solution of its kind to track and trace the full lifecycle of agricultural products starting from seeds, all the way to defining the responsibilities of each party involved in […]

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AgTech AI FoodTech Nutrition

Verdify raised seed funding to create AI-powered platform for personalized nutrition

Verdify, a Dutch foodtech company, has raised €750.000 seed funding to create first AI-powered platform for personalized nutrition. AI-investment company Genzai and two private investors participated in the funding round. “Food is the biggest market in the world and personalized nutrition is one of the key themes in this market. We are excited to build […]

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Agriculture AgTech Event Press Release

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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AgTech Big Data Digital Solutions Precision Agriculture

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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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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Agriculture AgTech FoodTech Sustainability

Solve’s 2020 Sustainable Food Systems Challenge

Agriculture occupies more than 40 percent of the Earth’s land and is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Farming, fishing, transporting, processing, and distributing food supports 28 percent of human livelihood, including 470 million smallholder farmers who often depend on less than 2 hectares for both income and sustenance. By 2050, that system will […]

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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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Agriculture AgTech Investments

AgTech firm Farmers Business Network raises $250M

Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., a US based agtech firm with a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers around the world by helping them maximize their profit potential, has closed a $250m Series F funding round. The round was led by BlackRock Inc., with participation from new investors Baron Capital Group, Balyasny Asset Management […]

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Agriculture AgTech Animal Husbandry FoodTech

Fieldays agri-innovation awards

Fieldays connects agri-innovators with corporate decision makers, media and investors and provides the perfect platform to test kiwi agri-innovations with a highly targeted audience. The Fieldays Innovation Awards is the premier launch pad for backyard inventors and start-up companies through to established manufacturers and distributors to connect with the primary industries. Integral to the Fieldays […]

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Education Food Processing Food Safety

300+ Free Online Food Industry Training Courses

BiaBiz Ltd, a food industry web directory designed to educate & empower the Food industry. It is a unique dedicated platform that spans the entire supply chain and includes categorised links to 300+ free training courses, best practice, instructional toolkits, national standards, global conferences, open access journals, publications and associations. It’s a ‘go to’ place […]

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Agriculture AgTech Digital Solutions Water

ClimaCell and SupPlant combined weather intelligence and agronomic capabilities

ClimaCell, the world’s weather intelligence platform has signed an MOU with SupPlant, world leading company in the field of “IOT” in agriculture. The combined weather intelligence and agronomic capabilities of both firms will bring digital solutions and accurate farming to hundreds of millions of small farmers across the globe. The companies will focus on India […]

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Agriculture Policy

Bounce back plan for food and agriculture industry launched in UK

The measures introduced today will support producers, manufacturers and agri-tech companies across the food supply chain, from farm to fork. The new strategic interventions jointly announced by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will offer immediate support to help businesses in the industry grow their trade […]

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Food Security Local Food

Buy local branding initiative: “Buy Algoma, Buy Local”

Given the urgent need for change in the global food market, there has never been such a demand for locally grown, fresh, organic food. Local production helps mitigate reliance on imports and serves as a buffer during supply disruptions to import sources, which contributes to the food security. It not only stimulates the local economy, […]

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AgTech Digital Solutions

The Microsoft for Agritech Startups program

In its efforts to bolster the India’s startup ecosystem, Microsoft announced the launch of the program, “The Microsoft for Agritech Startups” on June 3, 2020. The program is intended to help startups build industry-specific solutions, scale, and grow with access to deep technology, business, and marketing resources. This program offers the best-in-class tech and business […]