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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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Open Call for Transformative Agtech Solutions to Support Morocco’s Generation Green 2020-2030 Strategy

The AgriTech4Morocco Innovation Challenge is seeking motivated innovators driven by a passion for positively disrupting Morocco’s agriculture and food sectors through the next generation of agtech. Applicants should submit innovations of a product or service (technology, methodology, practice) at a proof-of-concept or minimum-viable-product stage and must address at least one of the pre-selected priority areas including climate risk adaptation, value […]

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PheroSyn Awarded Grant to Develop Supply of Novel Fruit Pest Pheromones

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pest pheromones, has secured an Innovate UK smart grant for a project to validate new high-value pheromones, and to scale-up their production and distribution. The £0.5 million project is a 36-month collaboration with Rothamsted Research, the globally acclaimed agricultural research institute, and Andermatt […]

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Future Crops Announces New Investment Round, Led by Tencent

Future Crops announces a new investment round led by Tencent to accelerate growth. Future Crops is shaping the future of agriculture and our food system, making it more safe, resilient, and efficient.  An Israeli-Dutch venture, Future Crops has developed advanced vertical farming from cutting-edge technology that uses a unique soil-like substrate to better reproduce the […]

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Future Crops’ advanced vertical farming system scales up to grow high-yield, long-life aromatic basil

AgriTech start-up Future Crops, Ltd., is boosting output of a pure, high-yielding basil variety it successfully adapted for cultivation in the company’s primarily solar powered 2,000m2 vertical farm. The advanced, clean-farming technique for this aromatic basil variety will impart a long shelf life and secure a steady supply of locally grown, pesticide-free herb to the […]

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Agritech and the future of farming

“The Complex problems faced by farmers made me look for simple and sustainable solutions. Agritech I strongly believe is the way to go. The book offers high impact solutions and an implementation path based on my grassroots work, which can be adopted rapidly.  I hope my efforts succeed in convincing all stakeholders including the farmers, […]

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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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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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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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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 […]