If the United Nations and participating governments are to reach goals one and two of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more investment and support is needed for small-scale agriculture, according to a new report.
“The interface between environment, agriculture, food, and water has become increasingly important for us at MIT,” Markus J. Buehler, professor of engineering and instructor for the course, tells AgFunderNews.
If you’re a budding innovator, you won’t succeed in commercializing your idea without a great management team in place, irrespective of how good your original idea may be, argues Adam Anders from Anterra Capital.
An impressive line-up of speakers from Congress, food and agriculture policy and research, and farming spoke on a panel at Food Tank's summit in Washington DC last week about what to expect from the next farm bill.
Is more venture capital investment on your wish list? Or are you hoping to see more robotics startups or employable talent in the space? We spoke to a range of industry insiders to find out what they're dreaming of for 2017.
Melbourne-based SenseAg, an IoT-focused big data startup, won first prize at the global Apache Spark Makers Build by IBM competition, which invited companies from around the world to build an ApacheSpark app to solve a real business issue or problem involving marketing, risk management, or operations.
This week, PURE Bioscience raises $1.27 million, while Farmers Edge gets another $3.2m, hyperspectral drone imagery company Gamaya raises $3m, and five food e-commerce startups from the Europe, Asia and the US raise $131m collectively. Impossible Foods is also on the road for $200m.