“Producers, especially in high-value crops, have invested a lot in data gathering. They have a lot of data. But they don’t know what to do with it. They need mathematical insights,” Pedro Carrillo, CEO of ec2ce, tells AFN.
People often ask us if agtech will have a Facebook or Google and we’ve told them to look to marketplaces in emerging markets. It’s also important to us at AgFunder that startups have a clear mission and there’s no more noble mission than uplifting the fortunes of the world’s largest workforce.
ISCA Global has been formed through the merger of ISCA Technologies (US), ISCA Tecnologias (Brazil) and ATGC Biotech (India) to bring together 25 years of research and development into insect control products that are less harmful to the environment.
AgFunder has just opened the New Carnivore Fund to investors. The $20M fund will invest in alternative protein startups including plant-based alternatives, cellular agriculture, and the picks-and-shovels that will enable the industry.
Prodded by rising public concerns about climate change, the UK government wants its agricultural sector to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. This is a bold target and there isn't enough heft in the right places, British investors have warned AFN.