This year’s theme will be centered around “Defining the Future Farmer 4.0”. Envisioning how technology will transform the current role of the farmer and what this will become? What skills will be needed for the future farmer?
Berlin-based portable vertical farm startup InFarm on Tuesday disclosed a vast Series B raise of $100 million, bringing its total funding to over $134 million. The raise dramatically eclipsed the big vertical farming news from Britain’s Ocado, which had forked out $22m just a day before as part of a majority stake buyout of JFC, as well as for its new joint venture Infinite Acres.
Hank’s appearance on the British crop scene appears to be perfectly timed, with many UK farmers currently preparing for life without a steady flow of European Union (EU) fruit pickers and other seasonal workers.
Paris-based insect farming venture Ÿnsect has been awarded a €20 million grant from the European Commission and a €3.7 billion European public-private partnership to build an industrial-size facility in northern France.
Nanobubbles -- yes, that's teeny tiny bubbles, can boost indoor farming and aquaculture yields, can be used in water treatment, preventing dangerous algal blooms and can aid waste and filtration systems as well as other industries like mining.
Europe's agrifood tech ecosystem raised just 9% of the funding that went to foodtech and agtech startups globally in 2018. But deal activity increased 23% as agrifood tech startups in the region closed a similar number of deals as in the US.
Every accelerator participant will receive a convertible note of €100k for participating in the program, and Rockstart can invest up-to €2 million in those it supports into later stage alongside investor partners.
Telesense, which counts major international shipping outfit Maersk Growth among its investors, says its acquisition of Webstech gives it the largest remote-sensed dataset for grain storage in the world.
At last year’s F&A Next conference, Adam Anders, managing partner at Anterra Capital, talked to legendary entrepreneur and principal at Future Shape, Tony Fadell about why investors are being drawn to the sector, and why we need to unseat the giants of the agricultural industry to empower innovation to flourish.
It has taken the team of scientists at Ceradis more than a decade to develop a line of earth-friendly agriculture products. Now, with several on the market, the Dutch company has raised €9 million ($10 million) to commercialize a new biofungicide that prevents crop disease.
A lot of the questions surrounding the technology are not really scientific but about what this technology is feeding into: power politics, the changing structure of agriculture and smallholder farmers, and long-term effects.
The agrifood industry needs more qualified entrepreneurs to enter the space, according to a new initiative from the European Union (EU) that wants to propel more entrepreneurs and innovators into the sector.
Over a quarter of the world population eat food each day that’s been through Bühler equipment in some shape or form. And in some food segments, the market share is even higher with 65% of the world’s grain processed through Bühler products.
Today, LocalGlobe announced its lead role in the £2 million seed round for Breedr, a UK digital ag startup for the animal agriculture sector. Breedr joins Wefarm and Infarm in LocalGlobe's agtech portfolio. Here Brett tells us more and why they invested.