For 2017 UN World Food Day the organization is focusing on the challenges that forced migration brings to the world's 500 million smallholder farms.
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.
Data analytics are bringing about the end of commodity business in food and agriculture, writes Mike Neal.
Agrible’s suite of products for farmers largely center around the Morning Farm Report, a central dashboard which incorporates a range of data to give farmers field-level information about their farms.
The Bee Corp develops decision support software that monitors conditions inside a commercial beehive, focusing on utilizing commoditized IoT sensors and data science.
Descartes Labs has raised an oversubscribed $30 million Series B round led by new investor March Capital, with Cargill, Crosslink Capital, and Cultivian Sandbox also participating.
Agrilyst and Motorleaf have partnered up to facilitate increased automation for indoor, hydroponic growers plus new acquisitions and hiring.
Cro Pro, which claims to be the first VC-backed insurer to be approved to offer federally-backed policies, aims to promote agtech adoption through unique private, agtech insurance products.
Syngenta Ventures has acquired a minority stake in Premier Crop Systems (PCS), a Des Moines, Iowa based agronomic software tool in a growth equity investment round.
Global private equity group TPG has invested in Brazilian digital ag company Solinftec through its Alternative and Renewable Technologies growth equity platform TPG ART.
We caught up with Ally Monk, CEO of motorleaf, a few months after the business raised a $1.1m seed round of funding, to get an update on how the business is progressing.
Last week, the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a hearing on agriculture technology and data utilization in preparation for the next Farm Bill.
Stellapps offers data collection and analytics to every piece of the dairy supply chain with the aim of improving the productivity, and quality of milk, and producing transparent data both for and about the dairy industry.
RML Agtech is hoping to alleviate some of the pressures faced by India's farmers with its multi-function, online agtech platform with some similarities to American startup Farmers Business Network.
For a large, global agribusiness operating across continents and agricultural commodities like Olam International, accessing detailed information about the people and operations supplying the business, is a struggle.
It was notable at this year’s conference that farmers, startups, and other stakeholders all seemed to be on the same page about sensors.
Here are a few highlights from The Mixing Bowl Hub’s Food IT: Farm to Fork Conference.
Agriculture data has been a big disappointment for the majority of farmers, particularly in the US. But there is still much potential if approached the right way, according to Igor Ivanov and Ellen Czaika.