Last week, Enterra Feed Corporation, an insect farming business from Canada, announced its latest round of funding and plans to construct three new insect factories in Canada and the US.
TeleSense's proprietary sensor collects data about the condition of grains in storage to detect nonoptimal storage conditions and reduce spoilage.
It’s been a long, dark period in the agriculture industry since corn prices tumbled almost five years ago, but something magical has occurred: agtech has emerged as the dominant theme in a rapidly reshaping agricultural economy, writes Barclay Rogers.
The legal battle over which company owns the right to a technology that gathers data from farm machinery took an unexpected turn this week when a federal court in Nebraska ruled in favor of Canadian precision agtech company Farmers Edge.
Shuchi Nijhawan, VP of agriculture at Eka, writes about the adoption of digital agriculture in the coffee industry, particularly in India.
"Trying to be the "new Monsanto" or the "Amazon of Ag" does not work; copying what others have already done is not generally a recipe for disruption," argues Federico Trucco, CEO of Argentine agtech business Bioceres.
The government of Canada has a strategic approach to the agriculture and agrifood industries. Currently, Ottawa is investing C$3 billion over a five-year period, writes Aateka Rajab.
Farmers Business Network (FBN) is hosting an agtech startup pitch competition at the Farmer2Farmer conference this year, and you can apply to take part!
The deal includes the acquisition of FarmWizard, an established UK livestock management software company from Wheatsheaf the previous owner; the investment was part cash and part equity transfer.
“This is the largest seed rounds to date in this category, and one of the largest that has occurred globally in the entire ‘clean meat’ space,” according to Chris Kerr, chief investment officer at New Crop Capital.
"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 current state of the digital ag space lacks sufficient high-quality data, but that's where Ethington sees potential in Arable, he tells AgFunderNews.
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.
Full Harvest says it is the only business-to-business marketplace for the end-to-end purchase, sale, and logistics of surplus and imperfect produce.
Ahead of AgroFuturo 2018, which takes place between August 22 and 24 in Bogota, founder Ricardo Jaramillo speaks to AgFunderNews about agtech in Colombia and the Latin American region.
The company’s development, called Actiphage, is aimed at a group of diseases caused by mycobacteria, including bovine TB which has already resulted in the slaughter of over 30,000 cattle in the UK and cost the British taxpayer more than £100m
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.
Chinova Bioworks has discovered a natural preservative for food and beverages using chitosan from mushrooms that can be customized for individual food and beverage companies.
The startup told AgFunderNews it will be using gene editing technology, including CRISPR Cas-9; it has CRISPR Cas-9's inventor Jennifer Doudna on its board of directors.