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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Future Acres Launches to Bring Sustainable Agricultural Robotics to Farm Industry and Optimize Workforce Efficiency and Safety

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation and Electrification Technology Streamline Harvesting of Specialty Crops and Increase Production Efficiency by Up to 30 Percent with Improved Working Conditions. At a time when farmers are tasked with producing more food than ever before to meet growing global population demands – predicted to get as high as 10 billion people […]

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Tesco Agri T-Jam 2021 open for entries for agri-tech start-ups

The Tesco Agri T-Jam has partnered with World Agri-Tech to offer seed and early-stage agri-tech innovators from around the world, the opportunity to work with the UK’s leading food retailer and its supply chain partners. Entries are invited until the closing date of June 10 (midnight US Pacific) from agri-tech start-ups with innovative breakthrough technologies […]

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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 […]