Tag: big data

Weather, food security, and Covid-19

Agriculture is a weather-driven sector. Increasing weather variability due to a warmer atmosphere, coupled with Covid-19 supply chain disruptions and trade restrictions, are driving up food prices and increasing food insecurity in 2020, writes John Corbett.

Grow crops like a fighter pilot

The next harvest is becoming a matter of economic survival for some growers in uncertain times. With trade wars, pandemics and market plunges, farmers now more than ever need every edge they can get to make the most of the growing season. One thing they can do to up their game is to take inspiration from fighter pilots, writes Joe Byrum.

Hyperspectral tech company FruitSpec secures $4m Series A

The Israeli agritech company FruitSpec — which is carving out a niche using hyperpectral imagery to count fruits —is set to officially close its $4 million Series A fundraise at the Agrivest conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Get the scoop here!

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