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women in agrifood tech

What Do Women in AgriFood Tech Wish for in 2019?

Broadly they're hoping for more collaboration, better tech solutions built with farmers, increased understanding of food's role in climate change mitigation, more realism in funding, and greater diversity.

Agtech is Useless if We Cannot Engage Farmers

The question of how farmers and the agtech community of entrepreneurs, investors, and accelerators can work together to build great products is much harder to answer, write Connie Bowen and Sarah Nolet.
soil testing

When it Comes to Soil Testing, We’ve Only Scratched the Surface

Soil is the largest living organism on earth, yet humans know far more about our solar system than we do the top six inches of soil on this planet. Soil testing offers some amazing opportunities for farmers to find new efficiencies within their operations and to increase yields but we are just starting to scratch the surface.
African Agriculture

What’s Needed in African Agriculture Before Technology

The prevalence of small farms on the African continent has meant growth in crop yields far lags other parts of the developed and developing worlds and means many of these new high tech tools are irrelevant to the African agricultural market.
Farm Hack

How Do Farm Hackers View Venture-Backed Agtech?

Farm Hack is an online community of farmers dedicated to sharing plans and advice for building and modifying farming tools and machinery. We asked its cofounder about his view of venture-backed agtech.
cultured meat

What Do Farmers Think About Cultured Meat?

The wide distribution and adoption of cultured meat won’t affect all farming economies equally, but grass-based farming economies like New Zealand and Wales could be particularly impacted.