“Our networks are so tied in that in that it’s easy for us to go to our corporates and partners and ask them what they are looking for,” says Sprout Accelerator business strategy advisor Stu Bradbury.
Various organizations in the country are collaborating to make a concerted effort to promote Argentina's strengths in agtech and convened at last month's AgTech Week.
Estes is a prominent figure in the agriculture biotech scene, having held technology leadership roles at prominent companies including DuPont, Monsanto and Syngenta, as well as for small startups and venture funds.
The clash over consumers’ demand for fast food chains to improve the animal welfare requirements that they use when sourcing meat hit new heights last week when the third largest public retirement fund in America, New York Pension Fund, penned a letter to McDonald’s warning it about “potential financial and reputational risks associated with McDonald’s chicken welfare practices.”
Maersk is accepting applications for the second edition of its FoodTrack accelerator program, which will place an added emphasis on connecting startups to relevant partners and experts in the company.
The fledgling startup industry looks different to other global markets with the vast majority of innovation and investment ($1.7 billion) taking place downstream; but China’s agrifood startup scene has something the US market does not.
On Monday, a United Airlines plane powered by biojet fuel made a landmark non-stop voyage from San Francisco to Zurich.
The Truterra Insights Engine quantifies the economic and environmental benefits of certain practices and strategies to enable farmers to identify and select farm management options.
The New Food Economy recently investigated those ethical eaters (dubbed conscious carnivores) who choose to consume meat only under certain standards such as locally sourced and humanely raised without antibiotics.
AgDNA has partnered with CNH Industrial to give its customers access to AgDNA’s AI-enabled technology platform. Paul Turner writes about the partnership and the increasing interest in AI by major equipment manufacturers.
According to the report, some $85 million worth of farmland in its first fund — Vital Farmland LP — generated a financial return of 67%, but also $21.4 million in ecosystem service value, which accrues to the surrounding communities and environment.
A non-profit consortium of venture funds, banks, corporations, universities, and foundations has launched a platform to invest in startups and projects addressing some of the food system's major challenges.
Twenty food and agriculture startups have been selected to pitch at the third FoodBytes! New York event in October.
Implementing conservation practices like nutrient optimization, crop rotation, conservation tillage, and cover crops can put money back in farmers’ pockets, according to a new report.
Building on the positive learnings of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition of FoodTrack by Maersk will commence in November 2018 and Maersk is currently accepting applications from agrifood tech startups to take part.
The Next Generation Scholarship Fund will provide interns with housing, food, education, and a weekly stipend.
The culture of collaboration that has propelled the Netherlands to become the global champion of food exports should serve as inspiration for Australia’s agrifood sector, according to a new report from KPMG and AgFunder.
The legal battle over which company owns the right to a technology that gathers data from farm machinery took an unexpected turn this week when a federal court in Nebraska ruled in favor of Canadian precision agtech company Farmers Edge.
"Trying to be the "new Monsanto" or the "Amazon of Ag" does not work; copying what others have already done is not generally a recipe for disruption," argues Federico Trucco, CEO of Argentine agtech business Bioceres.
Farmers Business Network (FBN) is hosting an agtech startup pitch competition at the Farmer2Farmer conference this year, and you can apply to take part!