President Trump nominated former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head the US Department of Agriculture, while Mastercard launched an East Africa agtech platform, and applications opened for two new accelerators.
Awards, partnerships and agtech product trials dominate this week's industry brief.
Consumers, educated about food waste but told their waste was going to be composed wasted just as much food as those who were uneducated about the perils of waste.
We are very proud of the coverage we've given the food and agriculture technology market over the year, but there are always, of course, stories in other publications that we wish we'd written!
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:
Is more venture capital investment on your wish list? Or are you hoping to see more robotics startups or employable talent in the space? We spoke to a range of industry insiders to find out what they're dreaming of for 2017.
Here the team from Bits x Bites, China's first accelerator VC to invest in early-stage food tech startups, gives us a snapshot of the China food tech startup scene.
A broad mix of startup news and industry updates make up this week's Ag Industry Brief.
Feeling reflective as we approach the holiday season and the end of 2016? In this week’s podcast, we talk to two food and agtech experts about the trends they’ve noticed in ag and foodtech in 2016.
The recent backing of Irish AI startup Nuritas by rock band U2 got us to thinking which other food and agtech startups have raised funding from celebrities. Here's a list of 39 we found.
There is a slowly growing ecosystem of agriculture technology startups across South America, but innovation will also come from abroad, according to a new report.
AgBiome has received another grant from the Gates Foundation while a European accelerator plans to spend $1.26m on agri-food startups and Alphabet is planning to use drones to deliver food.
Food companies are launching venture capital funds and other startup investing initiatives to stay relevant and avoid being left behind as innovative food products and services steal market share.
Comet Labs and Orange Silicon Valley recently partnered on a report entitled: Bringing Digital Intelligence to Indoor Farming -- urban agriculture in the age of AI. Here are their key learnings.
Startup resources continue to grow with a new accelerator and two competitions launching last week.
According to a range of universities, agriculture -- ag technology in particular -- is becoming one of the biggest components of STEM-focused departments and disciplines.
In honor of Thanksgiving, we use the iconic turkey dinner and customary side dishes to see just how technology is disrupting our food supply chain.
A Canadian company is finding a new use for the perfectly edible and equally nutritious produce seconds that often get thrown away: feeding fido.
Weather data company Pessl Instruments is collaborating with Huawei on releasing new products in 2017. Find out more and how Phytech is being deployed in Australia in this week's Ag Industry Brief.
A collaboration between AgFunder and ReFed, this article aims to highlight some of the technologies working towards reducing food waste globally that are not always associated with the problem.