This is the first equity investment by the Gates Foundation in India, highlighting the importance of modernizing India's dairy sector, according to Mark Kahn, partner of Omnivore.
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Doodhwala is building its own logistics service, overriding India's established and complex network of middlemen and dealing directly with farmers.
We caught up with Joy Basu ahead of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, to discuss how she approaches impact investing in agriculture at The Rise Fund and how agtech can fit into an impact investing thesis.
From sensors and software to biotechnology, these nine dairy farm tech startups are working to improve safety and efficiency on the world’s dairy farms.
Within seconds Cainthus imaging technology can identify individual cows by their features, memorize their unique identity and record individual patterns and movements.
Today dairy is our most efficient form of animal protein delivery, but large efficiency improvement opportunities remain and dairy tech can help.
Ireland plans to increase domestic dairy production by 50% by 2020, but this throws us various challenges that only technology can solve.
At this year’s Irish National Ploughing Championships, Enterprise Ireland hosted a showcase of very early stage ag technology startups to show the hundreds of thousands of attendees at the three-day event.
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.
The cooperative hopes that the accelerator will encourage and nurture innovation in dairy products, particularly relevant in the face of growing competition from dairy alternatives.
Cargill has been relatively quiet in the agtech startup space but has partnered with an Israeli startup on a real-time forage analysis platform for dairy farmers.
St. Patrick’s Day is synonymous with eating corned beef cabbage and drinking green beer, but it also gives us an opportunity to take a look at some of the latest agritech innovations coming out of the Emerald Isle.
TL Biolabs, a startup offering $15 genomic tests for beef and dairy cattle, and the software needed to analyze the results, has raised $4 million in seed funding.
AgBiome has received another grant from the Gates Foundation while a European accelerator plans to spend $1.26m on agri-food startups and Alphabet is planning to use drones to deliver food.
The startup combines natural ingredients and patented biochemistry with traditional cheese- and dairy-making techniques to create dairy alternatives.
MastiLine, a Dutch startup, develops and manufactures an automated monitoring system to detect the early signs of mastitis, an infection that impacts milk production for many farmers.
The Dutch connected wearables company serves the dairy industry and attracted a globally diverse set of investors to its seed round.
Harper Adams University's innovation hub is the latest initiative aimed at fostering growth in the UK's slow-growing commercial agtech sector.
Ahead of a speaking slot at next month's World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in San Francisco, the secretary for agriculture for California talks about how the state government supports agtech innovation.