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India’s largest grain commerce platform, Arya.Ag, raises USD 60 Million Series C

Arya, India’s largest integrated grain commerce platform, today announced the close of its Series C round, having raised USD 60 million in a mix of equity and debt. The equity round was led by Asia Impact SA, Lightrock India and Quona Capital. The agritech platform also raised debt financing from the US International Development Finance […]

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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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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 […]

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Agriculture Food Security Sustainability

Science and Technology get India’s sustainable agribusiness future-ready

Shikha Sheth, Vice President – APAC for Kingsley Gate Partners, a global executive search firm, recently hosted a conversation with Sameer Tandon, Regional Director – India for the Crop Solutions Business at UPL Limited, a global leader in biosolutions for sustainable agriculture. Together they discuss agribusiness in India, the impact of technology on the sector, […]

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Agriculture AgTech AI Imagery Precision Agriculture

Are you equipped enough to serve the Indian farmers?

Agriculture was invented by humans in 8000 B.C., and has come a long way since. In the 21st century, it continues to play a key role in the economy of developing nations and can make or break the food supply of a whole nation. In India, the agricultural sector employs about 42% of the Indian […]

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Agriculture AgTech AI

GoMicro validates an AI app that can accurately detect the fall armyworm

Fall armyworm (FAW) is an invasive pest originating from South American now spreading worldwide, affecting the livelihood of over 600 million farmers (source: http://www.fao.org/fall-armyworm/en/). Farmers in Africa and Asia who have never encountered this pest struggle to identify this pest particularly in its larval stage – to take preventative action that will stem the devastation […]

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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 Precision Agriculture Startups

Sente Foundry and GrowRay announce participants in AgTech investment program

Sente Foundry LLC (“Sente”), in partnership with GrowRay Lighting Technologies, announces the startups selected to participate in their Indoor AgTech program taking place virtually through December 2020. The eight selected startups are: AgEye Technologies – with offices in the US and India, AgEye Technologies develops technology that helps indoor farms become sustainable and scalable through significant […]

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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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Agriculture AgTech Event Food Processing

Maggi – Desh Ke Liye 2 Minute – The Agri Challenge 2020

Nestlé India in collaboration with Network 18 has unveiled the Desh ke Liye 2 Minute – The Agri Challenge 2020. This is a part of the ‘Maggi Desh ke liye 2 minute’ campaign to design innovative solutions to help the weaker sections of our society overcome the impact of the pandemic. The Agri-Business challenge is crafted to […]