Biologicals startup Inocucor has acquired ATP Nutrition in the opening salvo of a plan to become a “selective consolidator” in the premium crop inputs space.
Described as a ‘game changer’ InspiraFarms' technology consists of modular cold storage and food processing units, which run on off-grid renewable energy and aim to increase farm incomes by 40%.
After one year of testing, Monsanto is collaborating with hyper-local weather data provider Understory to optimize the company’s seed production operation in Argentina.
The USDA makes multiple impactful rulings while Food System 6 Accelerator chooses a new cohort and BayWa announces an agtech competition in this week's brief.
Beta Hatch cultivates mealworms for animal feed using patent-pending equipment, a trade-secret process and unique genetic stock, developed by entomologist and founder Virginia Emery.
The startup has now raised $396 million in debt and equity in total, making it the best funded alternative protein startup to date.
AgVend is the latest entrant into a small set of players vying for the so far small community of farmers looking to purchase online - all banking on the expectation that that community will grow.
We caught up with Emma Weston, cofounder and CEO of AgriDigital, on the sidelines of the recent World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit to discuss how she sells blockchain technology to different rungs in the supply chain with various levels of fluency, and where new traceability technologies should ultimately be headed.
One agrifood tech VC vet heads from Monsanto Growth Ventures to Temasek while indoor growers get together to develop industry safety standards, plus agtech M&A in this week's brief.
FoodLogiQ is a single software platform that allows multiple links in the food supply chain to manage the quality and traceability of the food they source and sell, aided by a barcode-based tracking system.
After photographing strawberries, the AgShift app tells the user what the percentage of red is in the photo, which speaks to how much shelf life is left.
Pairwise is a CRISPR startup founded by Monsanto Growth Ventures and some of the foremost scientists behind the fundamentals of gene-editing.
Anders said that the new funding comes with a widened view of what kind of investments a sector-specific VC should be making and where agrifood innovation will come from.
Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks announced the partnership in September 2017. The partners jointly invested $100 million in the venture, making the deal the second largest deal from an Ag Biotechnology startup in 2017, according to the AgFunder data.
The bulk of Impact Terra's new funding will support Smart Agriculture Myanmar (SAM), a project that uses remote sensing to provide advice to farmers about crop timing, pest management, and irrigation.
Skycision technology focuses on identifying changes in fields over time, analyzing three to five years of satellite data to find trends in specialty crops
After completing 20 pilots in one year, Hazel Technologies has raised a $3.26 million Series A round led by food and agtech VC S2G ventures.
Five Seasons Ventures, a new European VC focusing on agrifood tech investments has launched its first fund, announcing a first close on €60 million ($74.3m). Backers include Nestlé, the European Investment Fund, Fondo Italiano d’Investimento, Bpifrance, and selected family offices and entrepreneurs.
Biolumic has created a seedling treatment using UV light that it says boosts the yield of specialty crops by up to 22% while also making plants heartier and more pest resistant.
Wefarm uses AI technology to connect small-scale farmers to crowdsourced information by enabling them to share techniques and advice on anything from how to battle a disease to how to increase their income, through SMS or online in their own languages.