Many Kenyan farms struggle for access to quality farming products like vaccines, fertilizers or diagnostic equipment; the farmers also find it hard to attain or acquire sound veterinary or technical expertise, according to Sidai.
Retail and restaurant tech is a category of agrifood tech startups encompassing technologies and services aimed at making retail food businesses more profitable as well as improving shopper experience at the supermarket, in restaurants and other brick & mortar stores.
Animal health startup Applied LifeSciences & Systems (ALSS) closed an $8 million Series A round of equity financing co-led by Merck Animal Health and Mountain Grou Partners. Oval Park Capital, a Raleigh-based early stage investment firm, also participated in the round.
The pongamia tree is a protein powerhouse that far outclasses the globally dominant soybean: its yields can offer as much as 10 times the beans per acre as soy, according to TerViva, which closed funding today.
Today, LocalGlobe announced its lead role in the £2 million seed round for Breedr, a UK digital ag startup for the animal agriculture sector. Breedr joins Wefarm and Infarm in LocalGlobe's agtech portfolio. Here Brett tells us more and why they invested.
Excessive sugar consumption is a pervasive health problem throughout the world. It leads to many life-threatening conditions including diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, which has now reached epidemic levels in some parts of the world.
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.
Motif will focus on providing food companies with ingredients for their growing alternative protein product lines in the plant-based and meat alternative space. It will also use Ginkgo's science and technology to design and engineer new cells to develop other new food formats.