The Greenbelt Fund will be hosting a Local Food Symposium at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on Wednesday – November 08, 2017.
The Greenbelt Fund Local Food Symposium is an opportunity for stakeholders across the food value chain to participate in new and novel conversations about how to get more fresh, local food onto Ontarians’ plates.
It’s perhaps not news that the Middle East is in a precarious position when it comes to food security. One of the hottest, driest, and most inhospitable climates on Earth, the region’s agriculture industries are unable to feed their populations so the countries import the vast majority of their food, leaving them at the mercy of foreign governments.
While agtech startup activity tends to concentrate on the two coasts of the US, there are a growing number of rural agtech startups. We speak to three to find out what it's like building a startup outside of San Francisco and New York.
The move to acquire Bright Agrotech will give Plenty the breadth of expertise and IP to scale with rapid speed, and is a natural move after a four-year relationship, according to Matt Barnard, cofounder and CEO.
AgShift, an ag data startup helping farms automate their compliance reporting, also closed a pre-seed round. Online office catering service Platterz and pivoted Indian agri-marketing platform Ninjacart also raised funding.
A biotech company working on improving the consistency and efficiency of cannabis cloning raised seed funding from an impressive array of investors while an Aussie wholesale surplus food marketplace got the attention of impact investors.