Paris-based insect farming venture Ÿnsect has been awarded a €20 million grant from the European Commission and a €3.7 billion European public-private partnership to build an industrial-size facility in northern France.
Søren and Anders Knudsen have developed FarmBackup, an online marketplace where farmers and contractors can advertise and arrange for equipment-based services.
Here are five takeaways about how “alternative” food ideas, technologies and actors are shifting the mainstream as we know it, from the F&A Next conference in The Netherlands last week.
It has taken the team of scientists at Ceradis more than a decade to develop a line of earth-friendly agriculture products. Now, with several on the market, the Dutch company has raised €9 million ($10 million) to commercialize a new biofungicide that prevents crop disease.
A lot of the questions surrounding the technology are not really scientific but about what this technology is feeding into: power politics, the changing structure of agriculture and smallholder farmers, and long-term effects.
The agrifood industry needs more qualified entrepreneurs to enter the space, according to a new initiative from the European Union (EU) that wants to propel more entrepreneurs and innovators into the sector.
Flitt is an online matchmaking platform for food producers, traders and transport providers.
Price volatility is a major risk for producers, buyers, and insurers of agricultural products. Prices can swing by as much as 20% or 30% per year, making it difficult for farmers to manage and plan their businesses and for commodities investors to gauge investment decisions.
AgDevCo recently made an unconventional investment that could have great impact on the rural, agricultural economies in Tanzania.