We caught up with Adrian Percy, global head of R&D for Crop Science at Bayer on the sidelines of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, to discuss the company's open innovation strategies in the area of biologicals and novel crop inputs.
2017 was a year of extremes in agrifood tech investing. Large deals pushed the total investment volume up to post an encouraging 29% growth, but deal count fell by 17% to 949, with the most dramatic contraction at the crucial seed stage.
The Brooklyn-based indoor farming training program and container farm founded by Kimbal Musk, has raised a $5.4 million seed round led by New York-based VC Collaborative Fund, joined by several individual investors.
There are an increasing number of large food companies seeking to stay on top of new technologies and innovations by engaging with startups, many through food incubators.
The conversation around foodtech in Israel has now completely changed, according to Amir Zaidman, VP of business development at The Kitchen.
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.
Land O'Lakes, the major US dairy cooperative, is calling on innovators from the tech industry to enter the Land O'Lakes Prize.
UC Davis is a partner to a range of initiatives supporting agtech innovation and startups in and around Sacramento, California. Here are six of them.
The National Farmers' Federation is spearheading the initiatives alongside commercial partners such as Accenture and Vodafone, after Prime Minister Turnbull announced them late last year.
Farm491 will offer startup space in two new facilities near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and give startups access to 491 hectares of farmland for testing and research.