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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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BIGSIS CLOSES OVERSUBSCRIBED SEED PLUS ROUND AT £1.5 MILLION

READING, UK, October 14, 2021: BigSis, the British agtech start-up promising low-regulation, chemical-free control for the majority of the world’s insect pests in horticulture and agriculture, announced today that it has closed its £1.5 million Seed Plus financing round, following success with key laboratory and testing milestones. The oversubscribed round attracted significant attention from family…

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Redefine Meat Announces Senior Appointments of Former Nestle and Unilever Executives Ahead of European Launch

Rehovot, Israel, October 14, 2021 – Redefine Meat Ltd, the ‘New-Meat’ pioneer, announced today a major coup with two new high-profile business leadership appointments as part of the company’s aggressive global expansion plans. Ahead of the European commercial launch of New-Meat next month, Redefine Meat has appointed Edwin Bark as Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA, and Adrian Sagman…

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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 technology and successfully developed a…

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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 and sustainable start-ups and scale-ups…

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Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge: Call for innovative solutions in the agri-food tech space

The Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge is seeking innovators driven by a passion for solving challenges in the agri-food sector by utilizing or conserving agrobiodiversity. As part of the 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress, November 15-18, 2021, in Rome, the Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge will recognize new products, services, and best practices that can help farmers, consumers, and food companies increase production effectiveness, competitiveness,…

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Radicle Growth and UPL team offer investments up to $1.25M to support start-ups solving the world’s Ag and Food Tech problems

Forget the traditional view of farming as an industry wedded to production measures of the past. Today, the world is stepping into the era of modern farming with the advent of cutting-edge technologies and inventive strategies. From reducing emissions to increasing productivity and altering diets, there are many changes on the horizon for the agricultural industry. And when these changes…

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StePac Launches Lean and Fully Recyclable Top Seal Solution

Attractive top-seals extend shelf life of fresh fruits and ready-to-eat salads. Tefen, Israel – Fresh produce packaging innovators, StePac Ltd. has expanded its range of top seals with new solutions to boost the retail fresh produce packaging sector. Its newly upgraded portfolio includes lean and fully recyclable easy peel film structures designed to be sealed onto trays or containers housing…

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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 is the largest. The focus…

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GoPublic.AI and the Future of FoodTech & AGTech Investment

In recent years, AGTech innovators have produced exciting new ways to capture the power of technology to enhance the world’s food supply. In this article, we discuss why investors select the FoodTech and AGTech industry and what we as a company look for in these food and agriculture companies seeking access to capital. Why Invest in FoodTech and AGTech? Not…

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New Player is Shaping Up the Alt Protein Scene

Alfred’s FoodTech boosts alt protein sector with new tech for producing plant-based whole cuts. Modi’In, Israel – Start-up Alfred’s FoodTech, Ltd. introduces an innovative platform for producing plant-based whole cuts that mimic animal-derived products. The company developed a versatile platform for whole-cut texturization to produce plant-based meat alternatives that can answer the growing need for flavorful, sustainable, animal-free products. Alfred’s…

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Why the Netherlands? With Willicroft, Farmforte and OostNL

On September 14 (4pm CET), ScaleUpNation is hosting a webinar on why innovative companies around the world choose the Dutch market to expand their business. We’ve invited 3 speakers to share their expertise from different perspectives – both as scale-up CEOs, and as the local partner: Brad Vanstone, founder and CEO of WillicroftCharles Ojei, director of FarmforteHilco Beeks, Food&Health advisor at OostNL We’ll moderate a discussion on…

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AskAgri – A Opportunity to Ask The Experts about Agri-Tech and Funding

Do you have agri-tech questions? Need help with research and development? Looking for the right funding and investment opportunities to help develop your technology? Need access to farmers? Help to understand the latest agri-tech tools available? #AskAgri. This month, Agri-EPI is taking your questions about everything and anything agri-tech to be answered by the experts. Kasi McReddie – LivestockEliot Dixon – Data & AutomationDuncan…

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THRIVE Europe Challenge Finalists

10 finalists selected to compete in THRIVE Europe Challenge!

The THRIVE Europe Challenge is a pitch program for startups solving problems of the European agrifood industry and aligned to the goals of the European Green Deal, specifically the Farm to Fork Strategy and the U.N. SDG’s. The winning startup will be selected for global recognition and a place in the final Pitch Competition of award-winning Global THRIVE Accelerator Program. Selected…

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AgriTech Hackathon - Smart Agri Hubs

Agri-Tech Hackathon aims to kick-start safety innovations for autonomous agricultural vehicles

Agri-EPI Centre, in partnership with Hands Free Farm, are running a Hackathon event challenging technological innovators to “hack” a solution to the increasing challenges and complexities of the safety of autonomous agricultural vehicles. With new and emerging technologies driving innovations in various sectors worldwide, agriculture in particular stands to benefit from technology that can alleviate issues such as labour shortages…

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