Agriculture is often referred to as the last bastion of digitization, but what types of technologies will succeed?
A lot of the questions surrounding the technology are not really scientific but about what this technology is feeding into: power politics, the changing structure of agriculture and smallholder farmers, and long-term effects.
"I had a front-row seat to the buzz - and the reality. It’s easy to criticize this industry, and the entrepreneurs who drive it forward, for being full of hype. In many cases, that is true; but it’s part of a more complicated reality," writes Sean McDonald.
Over a quarter of the world population eat food each day that’s been through Bühler equipment in some shape or form. And in some food segments, the market share is even higher with 65% of the world’s grain processed through Bühler products.
Last month, Manuel Gonzalez announced plans to raise a new foodtech fund called Global RIFF (Revolution in Food Fund). We caught up with him to find out more about the investment model and the food tech categories he's most excited about.
The cost of farming indoors has always been a big question mark around the impactfulness of this farming method on the overall food system; if it's too expensive, it won't be scalable. But Peter Tasgal's research argues that vertical and greenhouse farms are getting competitive with their outdoor peers.
THRIVE was voted Most Valuable Accelerator by the AgFunder network. It has built a platform to accelerate agrifood tech startup innovation by partnering with leading organizations and corporates across the agrifood and tech industries.
AgFunderNews contacted Elham Al Qasim, acting CEO of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), to discuss the ins and outs.
One of the drags on successful agtech innovation is the under-representation of the producers’ voice, writes the Illinois Soybean Association.
The wide range of industrial hemp products represent the greatest opportunity for American agricultural markets seen within the past fifty years, writes Jon Vaught.
The real power to endow people with fundamentally longer, healthier lives resides in the hands of the food industry, writes Jim Flatt.
Nolan Paul, Partner at Yamaha Motor Ventures and ex-head of R&D Strategy and Emerging Technology at leading produce grower Driscoll's is offering his thoughts on how the agritech sector is developing ahead of his speaking slot at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco next month.
Earlier this month, a Russian agtech startup called Intterra entered into a partnership with global agribusiness Syngenta to use its digital platform in Russia, connecting more than 100 farmers across 2 million hectares (nearly 5 million acres) of cropland in 2019.
Matt Crisp is cofounder and CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop genomics platform using computational biology and gene editing. Here he writes about the startup's evolution and transition to now serving a broad range of clients across the food system.
When consumers can understand just bit more about what biotech is, how it works, and how it relates to them personally, they’re supportive of GMO, according to Jennifer Armen, vice president at Okanagan Specialty Fruits.
A number of Indian agritech startups are making headlines with their transformative technologies, but the Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project in the southern Indian province of Andhra Pradesh is also making waves in the once-ignored industry.
Ecosia, a German startup with an internet search engine, today, has brought in enough revenues to enable it to plant 50 million trees. This equates to the removal of 2.5 million tonnes of Co2 from the atmosphere.
Growing in retrofit shipping containers has received significant buzz over the past five to 10 years as produce is grown hyper-locally on a small footprint. But how viable is this form of growing in the long term?
One month into 2019, it’s clear that this year’s “it” produce is gourmet mushrooms. Smallhold's Andrew Carter tell us why.
The Boston Consulting Group offers advice to large agribusineses in meeting consumer demand for sustainably grown food and offers some thoughts around defining sustainability.