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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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Food Processing Food Safety Fruits Horticulture

Successful SGF certification for the FruBaTec banana plant in Colombia

FruBaTec SAS Zomac is a joint venture between the largest private banana producer in Colombia, Greenland and CT Finance AG. The joint banana plant has now successfully passed the audits for SGF certification. FruBaTec is located near Turbo in the port of Uraba and has an annual capacity of 30,000 tons of banana puree and […]

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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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Biodiversity Events Food Security Nutrition

The Lexicon Launches an International Storytelling Initiative to Share the Story of Biodiversity Around the Globe

Petaluma, CA — The Lexicon, a North America-based NGO that creates collective impact campaigns to address food system challenges, announces “Reawakened Foods” an international storytelling initiative, in partnership with the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. Over 30,000+ edible plants can support global diets, yet over half the world’s plant-based nutrition comes from just three […]

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Capra Foods closes capital raise via Harvest Return platform

Texas-based Capra Foods announced that it has successfully raised $1.1 million on the Harvest Returns agriculture crowdfunding platform. Capra Foods is an industry leader in the lamb proteins market. Capra’s lamb is sold throughout the U.S., primarily through respected targeted retailers of high quality, health-oriented food products, including Whole Foods Market. Capra’s current facility has reached […]

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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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Agriculture AgTech Events FoodTech Horticulture

Sustainable Agtech Challenge and Policy Assessment

“Advancing Agtech in Latin America and the Caribbean through Innovation and Policy”. Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) is an emerging and important region for agriculture, particularly for the advancement of regenerative and sustainable agrifood systems that must feed our growing population. But there are important issues in food and agriculture in the LAC region […]

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AgTech Precision Agriculture Sustainability

PheroSyn Awarded Grant for Novel Pheromone Development

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pest pheromones, has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop the supply chain for a new set of insect pheromones. The grant of around £200k will be used by PheroSyn to design scalable routes for two new products that target midges and […]

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Agriculture AgTech Precision Agriculture

AgTech company, Invaio Sciences raises $88.9M in Series C Funding

Invaio Sciences, a multi-platform technology company that unlocks the potential of our planet’s interdependent natural systems to solve pressing agriculture, nutrition & environmental challenges, has raised $88.9 million in a Series C financing round led by Stage 1 Ventures, Bluwave Capital, Alexandria Venture Investments, and others. With this financing, Invaio has raised more than $142m since its […]

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Agriculture AgTech Events Startups Sustainability

The ‘Cisco Agri Challenge’ to attract AgTech startups

Cisco Agri Challenge calls for solutions that ‘Enhance profitability of small scale farmers’. The challenge is open to individuals, groups of individuals (upto 10) that have a solution that increases profitability for the small farmers of India. Solutions with 10m potential, that deliver positive economic, social and environmental value will compete for an INR 2 […]