Amos Peterson is founder and CEO of FarrPro. After realizing that keeping piglets warm is an essential and challenging issue in hog rearing, Peterson, who grew up inventing ways to get out of chores on his family farm in Iowa, invented technology to better manage the heating of farrowing crates for the hog industry.
Wefarm is a mobile phone-based farmer network and collective for smallholders farmers in Africa that's recently launched an online marketplace for ag products.
This week we spoke with Belgian animal health startup ViroVet to learn more about its mission to tackle health and wellness in the livestock industry with novel vaccine and antibiotic reduction technology.
“I think the whole business model of just make more, sell more is broken; that’s not going to be a sustainable business model," says Karin Schofield at Sprout Accelerator.
The startup launched the startup competition to showcase the latest in agriculture innovation to its farmer members, and to give startups the opportunity to get exposure and real-time feedback from their target customers.
“Our networks are so tied in that in that it’s easy for us to go to our corporates and partners and ask them what they are looking for,” says Sprout Accelerator business strategy advisor Stu Bradbury.
Maersk is accepting applications for the second edition of its FoodTrack accelerator program, which will place an added emphasis on connecting startups to relevant partners and experts in the company.
Building on the positive learnings of the 1st edition, the 2nd edition of FoodTrack by Maersk will commence in November 2018 and Maersk is currently accepting applications from agrifood tech startups to take part.
Farmers Business Network (FBN) is hosting an agtech startup pitch competition at the Farmer2Farmer conference this year, and you can apply to take part!
FoodBytes!, the startup business competition by Rabobank, a global food and agribusiness bank, is returning to New York City and startups can apply now through August 12.
Twenty food and agriculture startups have been selected from a total of over 150 applications to pitch at the first ever FoodBytes! London.
Over the past few decades, Brazil has gone from a net importer of food to an agriculture powerhouse, providing a great backdrop for the development of an agtech startup ecosystem, writes Francisco Jardim from SP Ventures.
European AgriFood Startups stop what you're doing and pay attention! FoodBytes! is coming to London and you can apply to pitch in front of an audience of key industry executives now.
There is a groundswell of startups and technologies emerging to help smallholders increase efficiencies and hopefully move many from subsistence farming to farming for profit.
Maersk, the biggest food transporter in the world, is currently accepting applications from agrifood tech startups to take part in an equity-free startup support program called FoodTrack.
So far in 2018, at least five startups using cellular agriculture, the science behind cultured meat that can be used to manufacture many animal products in a lab setting, have raised funds as this fledgling industry diversifies and grows.
A rising chorus of investors and stakeholders, along with some farmers, are beginning to spread the message that the health of the soil is just as important as the health of the plants growing in it.
The winners of the 2018 Agfunder Innovation Awards were announced on Tuesday, March 20 at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco, CA.
From sensors and software to biotechnology, these nine dairy farm tech startups are working to improve safety and efficiency on the world’s dairy farms.
A representative and non-exhaustive selection of these companies have been visualized in this African Agtech Market Map, into nine categories by AgFunder and The Seed Project.