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.
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.
Soil is the largest living organism on earth, yet humans know far more about our solar system than we do the top six inches of soil on this planet. Soil testing offers some amazing opportunities for farmers to find new efficiencies within their operations and to increase yields but we are just starting to scratch the surface.
Today dairy is our most efficient form of animal protein delivery, but large efficiency improvement opportunities remain and dairy tech can help.
Agriculture Coops can be a place to adapt and disperse technology innovation. Unfortunately, in most cases, adoption has been slow due to a lack of a technology embedded in coop culture.
In a gradually maturing industry, companies need to focus on the primary scope of their business if they want to be successful. For indoor farmers, this may mean a choice between selling technology and selling produce.
Our evergrowing global subscriber base of agrifood tech entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, agrifood corporates, governments, and enthusiasts means that we have an incredible amount of expertise in our 45,000-strong network.
Algae in various forms can be integrated into a wide array of foods and beverages, ranging from veggie shakes and smoothies to meal replacements and the growth potential is limited only by the capacity to establish a robust, ever-expanding supply chain.
Ag biotech is a central focus of agrifood tech investing; here Brett Morris from TechAccel says out the firm's market map of the category.
From lab to farm, we are seeing thematic collaboration between large industry players and nimble, opportunistic technology entrepreneurs.
Indoor farming startups growing fruits and vegetables globally have raised over $285 million since the start of 2017, but the question is, who will win this market in the end, writes Dave Vosburg.
There are a number of key areas of opportunity for agrifood tech startups in Europe as the support and resources available to entrepreneurs increases slowly, write Thomas van den Boezem and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.
Spoiler Alert's Ricky Ashenfelter offers AgFunderNews readers an exclusive preview of the Strategic Guide for Using Data to Drive Food Loss and Waste Reductions.
People fundamentally misdiagnose the opportunity in digital agriculture when they sum it up as “grow more with less" write Jess Bollinger and Adam Wolf of Arable.
How do we value the data that come from the farm? The question has no simple answer, writes Joseph Byrum.