About Us

The industry-leading news site reporting at the intersection of food, agriculture, technology, and investment.

The site publishes daily, original news on the food tech and agtech (“agrifood tech”) industry, including:

  • original and independent reporting on global food tech and agtech startup investments
  • exclusive interviews with leading entrepreneurs, investors and corporates
  • features on the latest technology trends in food and agriculture

We also have an events calendar and a jobs board.

Sign up to our industry-leading, free weekly newsletter here and get the top headlines from the pages of AFN that week, as well as a roundup of global media coverage, and a list of job openings in the sector.

Occasionally we include news about our online venture capital platform parent company AgFunder, such as early access to our investment funds and co-investment opportunities.

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Chief editor, Louisa is a food and agriculture journalist focused on new technology and startup investment. Her career spans 10 years and involves a variety of different beats, mostly financial, including time at the Financial Times Group and Euromoney in Asia.  She turned her attention to agriculture over five years ago as the founding editor of Agri Investor, the first publication dedicated to investment in the sector. Get in touch with her on [email protected].

Lauren Manning

Our US reporter Lauren is also an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas where she teaches a range of food and agricultural law courses. Before becoming a professor, she earned a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in food and agriculture law and policy from the University of Arkansas School of Law and practiced civil trial law in California. She lives on a farm in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she raises beef cattle, sheep, and meat goats. Get in touch with her on [email protected]


agfundernewsRichard Martyn-Hemphill

Richard is a London-based freelancer for AgFunderNews. Over the past five years, his reports and thoughts on business and politics have been published with the New York Times, Bloomberg, Politico Europe, The Economist, the Daily Telegraph and Deutsche Welle. Email him on [email protected].

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