A non-profit consortium of venture funds, banks, corporations, universities, and foundations has launched a platform to invest in startups and projects addressing some of the food system's major challenges.
Tarfin, a Turkish startup providing farmers with credit to purchase the inputs they need each season, has successfully sold its first portfolio to a family office.
Described as a ‘game changer’ InspiraFarms' technology consists of modular cold storage and food processing units, which run on off-grid renewable energy and aim to increase farm incomes by 40%.
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.
Omnivore Partners, which calls itself an "impact venture fund" is solely focused on agtech investments in India, and investors (LPs) in the fund were largely impact-minded funds from Europe, India, and the US, demonstrating the growing link between agriculture and impact investing.
The Climate Action 100+ initiative is the work of 225 investors with more than $26.3 trillion assets under management including banks, private equity firms, and pension funds to name a few.
A recent report evaluating new innovations in the food system based on potential impact on post-harvest food waste and commercial feasibility reveals what the authors call “high-priority investible innovations.”
SafeTraces technology allows users to place an invisible, seaweed-based DNA tag on individual food items so that their provenance and qualities can be traced and verified throughout the supply chain.
Agrifood tech founders and investors weigh in on how much it will cost, and how long it will take, to get cultured meat into stores.
Ever get to the end of the week faced with a fridge full of rotting produce and gone off meat because plans to cook up a storm got sidetracked? You're not alone.
Tyson Foods Appoints its First Chief Sustainability Officer
Major poultry producer Tyson Foods has named Justin Whitmore to the newly-created role of Chief Sustainability Officer. The appointment follows the company’s introduction of a new initiative that puts sustainability at the core of the company’s future aspirations.
Hidden hunger is of the biggest global problems in our time; it's a type of malnutrition where people are getting enough to eat, but not enough nutrition for good health, life, or growth, according to Bev Postma, CEO of HarvestPlus.
Foundations are not a regular sighting on the investor line-up of individual deals, so AgFunderNews caught up with Drew Fink to find out more.
A collaboration between AgFunder and ReFed, this article aims to highlight some of the technologies working towards reducing food waste globally that are not always associated with the problem.
This is Bridges Ventures' second-ever food-related investment and the first targeting an environmental impact outcome.
Agriculture technology has emerged as a new destination for investors, but it still lacks definition. Here are five ways to think about it.
Green Collar Foods is raising $1.5m on AgFunder to build a flagship facility in Detroit, raise investment for new GCF locations, and further enhance its AgCloud solution.
Ahead of speaking at the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in San Francisco next week, Vishal Vasishth, co-founder of Obvious Ventures, talks about the firm's approach to agtech investing.
Agricultural development is one of the biggest initiatives for the foundation. Here Vipula Shukla, senior program officer for agriculture, speak about the foundation's approach to agtech investing.
Read about the public and private funding of two Indian dairy operations, a farmer relief program in France and the cancellation of a private equity seafood deal.