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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 Food Loss/Waste Fresh Produce

Sufresca Accelerates Its Green Solution to Reduce Waste and Plastic

Tel Aviv – AgriTech start-up Sufresca, Ltd. is breathing new life into the global pursuit for combatting food waste and plastic use. The company optimized its novel invisible edible coating designed to extend the shelf-life of fresh produce and expanding its use to fit a range of fresh fruit and vegetables. Sufresca also shares the […]

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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 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 […]

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AgTech FoodTech Startups

RootCamp starts second Acceleration Program with 7 international AgriTech-Startups

Hannover, 01.11.2021 – RootCamp, the Hannover-based Innovation Hub, welcomes seven international AgriTech startups for an intense three-month Acceleration Program. Following a review of 300 applications from 66 countries, seven startups were chosen in collaboration with experts from our partners K+S, KWS, hannoverimpuls, and the Leipzig-based SpinLab Accelerator. The following Early-Stage Startups will be part of […]

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AgTech Biostimulant BioTech Climate Change

Turning planet-warming methane into food-growing biostimulants

BANGALORE, October 21, 2021 – Indian biotech company String Bio has announced a viable new technology that can turn the greenhouse gas methane into a valuable crop input. Reduction of atmospheric methane – eighty times more potenti as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide – presents the biggest opportunity to slow the pace of global […]

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AgTech Imagery Precision Agriculture

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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AgTech Fund Raise Precision Agriculture

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 […]