"Always prioritize building a great team and bringing on great partners," say Maximiliano Landrein and Alejandro Larosa, founders of the online agribusiness marketplace. "This is a long race and to have the right people on board is vital."
The government of President Mauricio Macri, who took office in 2015, is working hard to open up its markets and attract investment from overseas and the agriculture and venture capital industries are a key part of that policy.
Institutional investors managing over $5 trillion have joined companies including McDonald’s and Walmart to support the ‘Cerrado Manifesto,' showing the strong demand for zero-deforestation food products, writes Aarti Ramachandran.
The pioneering work of Irish brewers a century ago made today’s big data and artificial intelligence gold rush possible, write Joe Byrum.
Despite being the world’s most globalized industry, agriculture is extremely inefficient, write Abi Ramanan and Gustav Nipe from hyperspectral imaging with machine learning for food companies startup ImpactVision.
We caught up with Caballero in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to discuss how she evaluates digital ag startups and what her country's farmers really need from technology.
While the demand for local food has never been greater, many grocers are ill-equipped to serve customers who are willing to pay more for local food, according to a survey conducted by Forager.
We caught up with former Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb to find out what the view of the food tech gold rush of recent years looked like from the grocery floor and what's on his mind as he shifts from CEO to advisor and investor.
We caught up with Curtis Garner from Bowles Farming, who has been assessing the way the business purchases its inputs in the hope of saving costs, to find what he thinks about all the agribusiness marketplace startups cropping up.
Kevin Chen writes about the different methods and technologies being introduced to reduce or eliminate the use of chemical pesticides in farming.
The post-harvest grain market is under tremendous pressure from reduced margins and IoT solutions focused on operational efficiency and grain could make a big difference to operators if they are willing to make the investment, writes Ron Hadar.
We caught up with Eri Hayashi, director of International Relations & Consulting of the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA), a non-profit organization devoted to academic and business advancements in Japan's indoor ag industry.
The Iron Man model of artificial intelligence -- combining man and machine -- could truly take agriculture into the next era of productivity, writes Joe Byrum.
Future of agriculture conference Davos on the Delta covered several topics including agricultural exports, the convergence of food and health, the rise of alternative proteins, and the potential of indoor farming, writes Craig Herron.
Tom Mastrobuoni, CFO of Tyson Ventures, speaks in-depth about the company's targeted investment areas and the rationale for investing in Beyond Meat, Memphis Meat, Future Meat, Tovala and FoodLoqiQ.
Requiring new hires to have agriculture experience can be severely limiting, and potentially detrimental to the growth of the company, argues Maximillian Cunha.
Hemendra Mathur discusses how image processing could be truly disruptive in Indian agriculture for solving the inherent problems of productivity, grading and sorting, yield estimation, pest detection, traceability, and detecting food adulteration.
The USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report's data collection methods are damagingly opaque and are causing unnecessary amounts of volatility and instability across global agriculture.
Blockchain alone doesn't make growers more money, but it does provide the technology infrastructure for things like digitization, automation, and tracking, all of which drive farmers' bottom lines in modern agriculture, writes Remi Schmaltz.
Management teams in plant genetics companies have likely been asked by at least one well-intending board member: “Are we using CRISPR? I sat next to this guy on the plane and he said that CRISPR will change everything," writes Vonnie Estes.