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AgTech Biodiversity Horticulture Precision Agriculture

The reasons why growers need to permanently move away from chemicals, and the alternative solution

The use of fungicides is ubiquitous. The negative externalities of using these types of synthetic materials include damage to wildlife biodiversity, soil fertility, and the health of workers and consumers. Despite intensive fungicide use, pathogens are responsible for 7-24% of losses in yields to commodity crops. This article will delve into the core reasons why […]

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AgTech Digital Solutions Precision Agriculture Sustainability

AgroScout Raises $7.5 Million to Expand its AI-based Agronomy Analytics Service

MISGAV, Israel, 4 August 2021 — AgroScout announced today that it has completed a Series A investment round of $7.5 million to expedite the development of its AI cloud platform for remote agronomy, and to increase its accessibility to the 500 million mostly unserved farms worldwide. The platform allows all growers – from the biggest to the smallest […]

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Agriculture AgTech Biostimulant

Technology, uncertainty and change – A turning point for the US biostimulant industry?

Those who follow the US agriculture sector are constantly seeing news about innovations coupled with partnership and acquisition announcements. It can be hard to distinguish technological breakthroughs from hype. We hear swirling promises, feel lingering uncertainties, and yearn for demonstrated technological proofs. How do ‘cold hard facts’ really affect the commercial trajectory of a new […]

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AgTech Food Security Regenerative Agriculture Sustainability

Evolving Roots is re-imagining everything in the journey from soil to soul

Ahmedabad, India: The Pelican Group has forayed into sustainable agriculture and is adopting regenerative agricultural practices. The focus of Evolving Roots, lies in bringing about solutions that enable it to produce more in smarter, responsible and transparent ways. India has traditionally been an agricultural country. The yields, however, are just half of what can be […]

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AgTech BioTech Fund Raise Precision Agriculture

IBI-Ag Completes Funding Round for its New Class of Bioinsecticides

A next step for its product optimization and platform expansion. IBI-Ag, a biotechnology company developing a new class of bioinsecticides, announced an investment round for the optimization of its first product and expansion of the product portfolio spectrum.  Investors in the round include the Bayer-Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund, a  partnership between The Trendlines Group and […]

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AgTech Events FoodTech Startups Sustainability

THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge

The THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge combines Bayer Crop Sciences’ sustainability commitments and THRIVE’s Global Initiative focus on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to promote innovations that can address pressing challenges in the global agrifood chain. Together, the challenge aims to identify and support key startup and scaleup innovators implementing solutions that promote sustainability through […]

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Agriculture AgTech FoodTech Startup Incubation

ICL Group Launches ICL Planet Startup Hub

New hub offers start-ups investment support and fast-track to the marketplace. ICL (NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL), a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company, today announced it has launched ICL Planet Startup Hub.  The new innovation platform is expected to help propel innovative foodTech and agriTech start-ups to the marketplace and to provide enterprises […]

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Agricultural Books AgTech Women Entrepreneurs

Inspiring business book “From Farms to Incubators” puts a spotlight on women leaders of the agricultural technology revolution

“You’ll never think about food and farms the same way again.” David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy Climate change, water shortages and an ever-growing global population are making the world’s food supply more precarious than ever, but a new generation of female entrepreneurs is using high technology to secure the future of agriculture, as documented in the new […]

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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 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 […]