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Agriculture AgTech Commodities Fund Raise

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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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 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 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 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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Food Safety FoodTech Nutrition Precision Agriculture

With more focus on safety, why is it still hard to find healthy food?

We are willing to pay more for better-quality food. Why can’t we then choose between an OK apple and a super nutritious one at the store?   Food safety is increasingly becoming the dominant topic of conversations across the developed world. Over the past decades, the focus was on securing as much food as possible; however, for years now, that […]

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Agriculture Biodiversity Events Food Security Sustainability

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 […]

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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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FoodTech Fruits Nutrition Sustainability

CarobWay Explores The Hidden Gems of Carob, Sustainably

“CarobWay foodTech start-up paths the way to sustainable, advanced agriculture and guaranty fair-trade to the growers.”