Tag Archives: drought

Futuristic Jellyfish Barge Offers Floating Food Scarcity Solution to Farming-Challenged Regions

As the world population continues to climb, so does the demand for food. With a finite amount of arable land, keeping up on the supply side is a major challenge for farmers located in certain regions of the world.

Smart Irrigation Provider CropX Nabs $9M Series A Marking Farm2050’s First Investment

 

Smart irrigation company CropX has announced a $9 million Series A round led by Innovation Endeavors, Finistere Ventures, GreenSoil Investments. Prior backer OurCrowd also participated in the round. CropX uses wireless sensors and big data to help farmers conserve water used in crop growing operations. 

Crop Protection Product Developer Asilomar Bio Announces $3M Series A Round

“Farmers everywhere will tell you that weather and water are the biggest issues,” Travis Bayer, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Asilomar Bio. The company recently closed a $3 million Series A round co-lead by Cultivian Sandbox Ventures and Fall Line Capital.

California State Water Board Chair Provides Insight into California’s Historic Drought

Editors Note: AgFunder recently sat down with Felicia Marcus, Chair of the California State Water Resources Board. Marcus will be leading a discussion on Living in the Reality of the California Drought at GAI Agtech Week on June 22-24, 2015.