Category: Opinion

Part Two: Is Indian Agriculture Ready for “Gadgetization”?

This is the second part of Raghavan Sampathkumar’s article on the prospects and challenges of agtech development in India. In part two he discusses realistic scenarios in the country’s agriculture sector, and offers recommendations to agtech entrepreneurs.

Is Indian Agriculture Ready for “Gadgetization”?

India’s growing class of passionate and young entrepreneurs holds promise for the development of the country’s agriculture sector, which supports nearly two-thirds of the population, writes Raghavan Sampathkumar, founder of SMARTAgBiz.

InfoAg Conference Reveals Lessons for AgTech Investors 

These are good days to be a precision agriculture company, but with so many new technologies coming to market, it’s getting tough to discern which are poised to become “must haves” for growers, writes Gabriel Wilmoth of Syngenta Ventures who attended InfoAg last week.

Planet Labs Adds to Arsenal But Ag Application Remains Hazy

Planet Labs’ acquisition of Blackbridge and its RapidEye satellites last week raised questions about how useful the images are for farming. AgFunderNews speaks to Planet Labs’ client Wilbur-Ellis, engineering consultant Daedulus Systems and Engineering and Ryan McClinko from Planet Labs.