China’s food industry is modernizing at its fastest pace ever, using more technology to scale up and meet higher standards, according to Alex Zhang, cofounder of Hosen Capital.
The conversation around foodtech in Israel has now completely changed, according to Amir Zaidman, VP of business development at The Kitchen.
If the United Nations and participating governments are to reach goals one and two of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more investment and support is needed for small-scale agriculture, according to a new report.
There's still a long way to go before we have a complete understanding of soil health and how it interacts with plant growth, according to Bill Buckner, president and CEO of the Noble Foundation.
AgShift, an ag data startup helping farms automate their compliance reporting, also closed a pre-seed round. Online office catering service Platterz and pivoted Indian agri-marketing platform Ninjacart also raised funding.
It's now been over a year since Western Growers (WGA), the member association for west coast fruit, vegetable, and permanent crop farmers, opened the doors of its Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) in Salinas.
Also in this week's funding sheet, Waycool, a fresh produce distribution service for smallholder farmers in India raised funding from George Soros-backed Aspada Investments.
We caught up with Chris Davidson, director of planning and business development of John Deere’s Crop Care platform and John Teeple, director of technology in the Precision Ag Technology Group to find out.
Roslin Technologies has spun out of the University of Edinburgh and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, to raise £10 million ($12.4m) in funding to commercialize its first products.
We caught up with Nierenberg to get a high-level view of the challenges facing the industry today, how technology can play a role, and being a female entrepreneur.
Gene editing was a key topic discussed at this week’s World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco.
TPG Alternative and Renewable Technologies, an arm of the $70 billion global private investment house TPG, has invested in Inocucor Technologies, the Canadian agricultural products company.
We caught up with SupraSensor founder Calden Carroll to find out a bit more about the acquisition and how the startup merged with Climate Corp.
Benson Hill Biosystems has identified a more precise and efficient gene-editing tool than CRISPR Cas-9 that uses a suite of new nucleases instead of the Cas-9 enzyme, according to Matt Crisp, CEO.
Arable's sensor, named the Mark, which is deployed in the field above the leaf canopy of the relevant crop, captures 40 different data streams.
Cool Planet, the biofuel-turned-biological ag products company, has raised $19.3 million in venture funding from existing investors to drive the commercialization of its first products.
Advisory investment group The Mixing Bowl teamed up with Forbes for its New York-based event this year to discuss technology’s role in changing food and farming at scale and consumer food preferences.
Agriculture investors need to manage the risks of the agriculture industry today, prepare for increasing volatility tomorrow, and also adapt to fundamental changes in the industry in the future, says Marc Sadler.
FarmLead helps growers, who typically sell to a handful of local buyers, to negotiate better prices for their grain by opening them up to a new set of potential buyers online.
The Climate Ventures 2.0 application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2017, while a new initiative at UC Merced aims to position current students at the edge of the intersection between food, energy, and water.