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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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FoodTech Fund Raise Milk

Imagindairy Closes USD13M Seed Round to Advance Animal-Free Dairy

Tel Aviv, Israel – Imagindairy, Ltd., a FoodTech company creating milk proteins identical to those from cows, announces completion of a $13M seed round. The funding was led by MoreVC, a leading seed stage investor in Israel managing $275M across three funds. Also joining this round: Strauss Group, Entrée Capital, S2G Ventures; Collaborative Fund, New […]

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AgTech Events FoodTech Startups

THRIVE Innovation Series: Spotlight on Israeli AgTech solutions with GrowingIL

Join GrowingIL and SVG Ventures | THRIVE for an upcoming webinar, showcasing disruptive Israeli Agtech solutions in smart irrigation and robotics catered for the US market. The event will take place virtually on Wednesday November 17, 2021 at 9:00am PDT. 8 Israeli startups will pitch live to an audience of agri-food and innovation stakeholders including entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, agribusiness leaders, […]

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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 Greenhouse - Agriculture Investments Precision Agriculture

MetoMotion Closes $5 Million Investment Led by Ridder and Navus to Bring Robotic Automation to the Greenhouse Industry

Yokneam, Israel – 29 September 2021 – MetoMotion, a developer of advanced, intelligent robotic systems to help growers operate farms of the future, announced that it has completed an investment round of $5 million led by Ridder, a leading greenhouse technology company, and Navus Ventures, the family investment office of Lely, investing in unique high-tech […]

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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 […]