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Sustainable Agtech Challenge and Policy Assessment

With that overarching goal in mind, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Yield Lab Institutehave partnered with the aim of identifying AgTech Startups, with a scalable business model, that can tackle some of the most pressing issues of climate change in agri-food systems in the LAC region with the launch of the Sustainable Agtech Challengeand Policy […]

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Future Acres Launches to Bring Sustainable Agricultural Robotics to Farm Industry

At a time when farmers are tasked with producing more food than ever before to meet growing global population demands – predicted to get as high as 10 billion people by 2050[1] – limitations in labor and harvesting tools, in addition to environmental and sourcing scrutiny, have challenged farmers to stay profitable and scale their businesses. […]

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ViAqua Therapeutics Announces $4.3 Million Investment

ViAqua Therapeutics, a biotechnology company and developer of an orally administered RNA-particle platform to promote and improve animal health in aquaculture, announced it has completed a $4.3 million round to commercialize and expand its platform. Multinational new investors include: S2G Ventures (S2G Oceans & Seafood Fund), Thai Union, and Agriline. Earlier investors Nutreco, Visvires New […]

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Imagindairy Leads “No Cow”, Guilt-Free Dairy Revolution

Good news for those seeking environmentally conscious dietary habits by reducing consumption of animal protein but cannot shake the craving for real milk in a hot cup of coffee or resist indulging in a rich cheesecake. The Israeli start-up Imagindairy, Ltd., is milking new technology to leave the cow out of the dairy equation. The […]

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THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge

The THRIVE | Bayer Sustainability Challenge combines Bayer Crop Sciences’ sustainability commitments and THRIVE’s Global Initiative focus on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to promote innovations that can address pressing challenges in the global agrifood chain. Together, the challenge aims to identify and support key startup and scaleup innovators implementing solutions that promote sustainability through […]

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RootCamp gains KWS as new corporate partner

KWS, one of the world’s leading plant breeding firms, has become a new business partner of the agri-food tech incubator RootCamp. KWS and RootCamp’s partnership will integrate competencies and strengthen networks in order to increase the pace of digitalization and innovation speed. Agricultural biotechnology, biological seed treatment and weeding technologies are among the strategic topics. […]

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ICL Group Launches ICL Planet Startup Hub

ICL (NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL), a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company, today announced it has launched ICL Planet Startup Hub.  The new innovation platform is expected to help propel innovative foodTech and agriTech start-ups to the marketplace and to provide enterprises with an extensive network of support, including investment and mentorship. ICL […]

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PheroSyn Awarded Grant for Novel Pheromone Development

PheroSyn, the company spun-out from Rothamsted Research to develop and produce novel pest pheromones, has been awarded an Innovate UK grant to develop the supply chain for a new set of insect pheromones. The grant of around £200k will be used by PheroSyn to design scalable routes for two new products that target midges and […]

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Inspiring business book “From Farms to Incubators”

Climate change, water shortages and an ever-growing global population are making the world’s food supply more precarious than ever, but a new generation of female entrepreneurs is using high technology to secure the future of agriculture, as documented in the new book “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food Is Grown” (Craven […]

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Science and Technology get India’s sustainable agribusiness future-ready

Shikha Sheth, Vice President – APAC for Kingsley Gate Partners, a global executive search firm, recently hosted a conversation with Sameer Tandon, Regional Director – India for the Crop Solutions Business at UPL Limited, a global leader in biosolutions for sustainable agriculture. Together they discuss agribusiness in India, the impact of technology on the sector, […]