George Freeman, an advisor to Prime Minister of the UK, said that Britain’s imminent exit from the European Union presents an opportunity for Britain to become a powerhouse of global technical innovation, particularly in agriculture.
It's been a busy year for AgFunder as our member and subscriber base grew to over 25,000 and we posted nearly 500 articles on AgFunderNews. Here's a look at the year's 10 most read stories:
Japan's indoor agriculture industry is more developed than in the US and Europe. Here Pieter De Smedt offers his key takeaways from an event bringing the industry from both sides of the world together.
To ensure the innovators driving the industry forward get the recognition and encouragement they deserve, we are launching the AgFunder Innovation Awards. These are peer-selected awards based on nominations from our network.
For the first time ever at a Kauffman Fellows event, a plenary panel was held to discuss the state of agtech innovation and investment.
As with all startups competitions, the pitches at FoodBytes varied in quality, so here three of the judges -- Saran Nolet, Sam Trethewey, and Michael Dean, offer 5 pieces of advice to startups to help them perfect their pitch.
FreshDirect's new app will also sell the wares of other food e-commerce startups such as Splendid Spoon and Hungry Root. Mad Agriculture won the Judges' Choice Award at FoodBytes! this year alongside another two winners.
US farmland values fell 0.2 percent in Q3, representing a shift from 0.7 percent growth during Q2. Whole Foods is in a spot over two cases of Hepatitis in Detroit, while Western Growers plans to award startups at its upcoming AGM.
Ahead of FoodBytes! in Boulder and Sydney, Rabobank's Manuel Gonzalez and Nick Fereday write about the increasing role of innovation in our food chain today.
Two key features of the conference this year were a panel discussion about gene editing and the issue of public acceptance and innovating around food waste.
On World Food Day, AgFunderNews caught up with Andre Laperriere, the executive director of the GODAN secretariat, to find out how the initiative hopes to use open data to reduce hunger worldwide.
Agriculture technology has emerged as a new destination for investors, but it still lacks definition. Here are five ways to think about it.
CRISPR has been lauded as the cheapest, fastest, and most precise gene-editing tool on the market, and it's not subjected to the tainted GMO label, but for how much longer?
Ahead of the PrecisionAg Vision Conference in Phoenix, Arizona next month, James Sulecki writes about five key trends in horticulture technology.
Monsanto's CRISPR license comes with restrictions.
Indoor agriculture is one of agtech's smallest subsectors by venture capital funding, but has had some of the market's biggest deals to-date. What does this say about access to funding?
For the eighth round of this annual event, 20 companies will present across multiple technology categories while panel discussions will focus on food waste, gene-editing technology and a keynote from farmers.
Rabobank is bringing its FoodBytes! event to Boulder for the first time on Wednesday, October 26. Applications are now open for the pitch competition.
Ag technologies are an essential part of Spearhead's European operations, but it also faces challenges in deploying them, according to Tom Green, CEO.
The WFP has tasked itself with achieving “Zero Hunger” by 2030 and is looking to agriculture innovation and technology to help get there.