Sprout AI's vertical farming to provide sustainable solutions to global food production

Sprout AI, a technologically focused, sustainable vertical farming company, has developed scalable controlled aeroponic cultivation habitats. Sprout AI’s technology will provide solutions to the ever-increasing complexities surrounding the current and future supply of sustainable global food production ...Read more

SRI's Wingsure develops AI-driven mobile insurance app for small farmers

SRI International announced that its insurtech venture spinout, Wingsure, is expanding its artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) capabilities to deliver instant access to personalised insurance products for underserved small farmers and communities worldwide.   Wingsure is an insurtech pla...Read more

NEOGEN Corp launches quantitative test for hemp cultivation

NEOGEN Corporation has recently launched a test that can quickly and accurately detect levels of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) cannabinoid in hemp plants.NEOGEN's new Reveal Q+ for Δ9-THC can precisely detect and report THC levels between 0.1 per cent and 1.6 per cent, providing fast, relia...Read more

Australia supports global AgriTech entrepreneurs for GRAFT Challenge Vietnam

The Australian Government through the Aus4Innovation development assistance programme and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam are supporting nine leading AgriTech scaleups to enter the Vietnam market. The nine scaleups have been selected to join the inaugural cohort of GRAFT Challenge Vietnam, a firs...Read more

Acumen closes $58 M impact fund to support African agri biz

The Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF), a first-of-its-kind equity fund that provides critical capital to support African agribusinesses that help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change, recently closed at $58 million. Sponsored by Acumen and anchored by Green Climate Fund (GCF), the fund is supported b...Read more

Meghdoot app to provide weather-based agro advisories

India Meteorological Department (IMD), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) have launched Meghdoot an easy-to-use mobile application that provides crop advisories to the farmers based on weather information.   Advisories are available in both Eng...Read more

New Holland’s NutriSense tech helps farmers to make informed decisions  

 New Holland’s NutriSenseTM system, awarded the Silver Medal at the SIMA Innovation Awards 2021, this innovation provides farmers with valuable measurements of crop moisture, starch, crude protein, fibre (ADF and NDF), ash and crude fat content in every area of their field. The farmer can visualise this...Read more

US-based Naviz Analytics launches Samhitha Crop Care Clinics

US-based data science firm Naviz Analytics has officially launched Samhitha Crop Care Clinics, a unique, precision farming advisory aimed at increasing the bottom line of Indian farmers. Samhitha leverages drones, soil telemetry, weather stations, etc., along with agriculture experts on the ground who communicate ...Read more

Cargill and Ecolab announce 2021 class of entrepreneurs to join mentorship prog

Cargill and Ecolab have announced the latest class of entrepreneurs to join the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, a three-month, mentorship-driven programme that engages early-stage entrepreneurs changing the face of the global food system.The 11 startups in the 2021 Techstars programme are utilising technology ...Read more

Corteva Agriscience leverages agile robots

Corteva Agriscience is working to take agricultural robotics to new heights using a Spot robot from Boston Dynamics. The company is using this agile and cutting-edge platform to ‘walk’ between rows of corn, sunflowers and more. The robot has potential applications in field testing of both new seed and ...Read more

APEDA, BEDF organise awareness creation prog for basmati rice growers

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)’ and Basmati Export Development Foundation (BEDF) have taken an innovative step to sensitise farmers involved in the cultivation of Basmati rice.As a part of the initiative, BEDF in association with the Rice Exporters Association o...Read more

nurture.farm expands global reach

nurture.farm, a digital platform for growers, farming communities and food systems, is scaling and expanding its global reach as a part of the OpenAg network. The OpenAg network was conceived by UPL, a leader in sustainable agriculture.   The nurture.farm platform fosters resilient farmers, making agricultu...Read more