Category: Novel Farming Systems

cannabis in the UK

Growing cannabis legally in the UK is hard, but far from impossible

BDS Analytics has forecast that the worldwide legal cannabis industry generated revenues in the region of £11.5 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow to around £35 billion by 2024. Alongside this phenomenal rate of growth, the UK agriculture sector is embarking upon a period of unprecedented change.

India’s answer to vertical farming raises $5.5m Series A

“Vertical farming is not especially relevant in India,” says Omnivore’s Mark Kahn, but its equivalent is a company that galvanizes and coordinates the tens of thousands of already existing greenhouses dotted on the outskirts of India’s major cities, like Clover.

tom shields

Meet AgFunder’s venture partner Tom Shields

Tom Shields is a venture partner at AgFunder and works with the deal team on sourcing and leading investments. A serial entrepreneur, he has co-founded two highly successful companies, NetGravity (IPO 1998) and Yieldex (acquired by AppNexus/AT&T in 2015).

IGS

How IGS reduces vertical farming costs

It can be hard to explain exactly how Intelligent Growth Solution’s tech works, so we caught up with Niall Skinner, lead mechanical engineer at IGS to get an in-depth explanation.

Booming, blooming micro-algae

Hundreds of thousands of species of micro-algae float through the world’s waterways. Just a fraction have been categorised or studied. It leaves an imaginarium of

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