Adrian Percy is the former head of R&D at Bayer, recently stepping down and becoming the company’s technology ambassador. Ahead of his speaking slot at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in London next week, we caught up with Percy to find out more about the role and his views on the development of the agritech startup market.
Land Life Company is an Amsterdam, Holland-based startup using big data and technology to reverse land degradation.
A new deep-water approach to hydroponics has earned Welsh agtech startup, Phytoponics, $650,000 of seed funding support over the last two years.
Gabe Brown is a renowned figure in Regenerative Agriculture circle, and this week released his first book – Dirt to Soil, One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture.
We can spend a lot of money on feed rations, but if the animal’s gut integrity is wrong because of bacteria in the water line, that nutrition is wasted and is also a welfare issue, says Barney Kay, head of agriculture at Tesco.
“The problem with food waste is that it’s everyone’s responsibility, so it’s no one’s responsibility,” said Chris Cochran, executive director of ReFED, the multi-stakeholder nonprofit organization committed to reducing US food waste.
With highly skilled talent in many disciplines from animal and plant sciences to land management, the UK has a proven ability to develop and market new technologies.
Founded in June 2016, Wasteless has developed a proprietary dynamic pricing algorithm for products with a limited expiration date, allowing retailers to create and display discount prices across the demand curve.
If global agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet global demand, Latin America’s production needs to grow by 80%, according to its market participation and growth potential, write Ciro Echesortu.
We caught up with Soylent's VP of marketing ahead of his speaking slot at Future Food-Tech in London later this month.
Front Range Biosciences specializes in tissue culture propagation at industrial scale to ensure that it offers growers pest and disease-free stock.
Israel-based drone software company Skyx and US-based drone hardware designer Advanced Tactics (AT) have partnered to take crop spraying drones to the next level.
The cannabis industry has become a major headliner in recent news with the dramatic increase in the share price of cannabis companies with commentators asking if the industry is heading for a dot.com bubble style burst.
We grapple with the future of food, now more than ever, writes Rohit Shukla.
"Unless companies can solve supply chain issues and produce more food using novel tech, I don’t think the Chinese food industry will change tremendously,” Temasek's Anuj Maheshwari told delegates at 2050 China Food Tech Summit.
"We’ve been lucky with what's been going on in the agriculture industry with the major acquisitions," Ignacio Martinez from Flagship Pioneering tells AgFunderNews.
Centaur is a sensing and IoT platform providing post-harvest monitoring to the agricultural supply chain to reduce waste and improve food safety.
“Pivot Bio is addressing one of the largest sources of GHGs on the planet – the potent nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide emissions associated with the use of synthetic fertilizers,” said Carmichael Roberts of Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
“Our networks are so tied in that in that it’s easy for us to go to our corporates and partners and ask them what they are looking for,” says Sprout Accelerator business strategy advisor Stu Bradbury.