Tortuga AgTech is developing robotic systems for harvesting fresh produce in controlled environments, from indoor hydroponics to greenhouses, starting with strawberries.
Founder Sky Kurtz says that the necessity for this kind of growing system stems from the lack of food security in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries more broadly.
Ahead of speaking at the Indoor Ag-Con in Las Vegas in April, Randy Mortensen tells AgFunderNews about the benefits and challenges of LED lighting for indoor agriculture.
Asian demand for 'clean food' amid rising pollution, food scandals and increasing discomfort around the use of pesticides, is driving the region's indoor agriculture sector, according to a new whitepaper from Newbean Capital.
Barfoots of Botley grows, processes, and packs a range of semi-exotic produce grown in the UK, Spain, Senegal, and Peru, and is currently undertaking 30 innovation projects. MD Julian Marks presented three at the Oxford Farming Conference.
Illumitex has launched a program to help growers take advantage of the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which provides grants to agricultural entities using energy-efficient improvements or a renewable energy system.