Govt launches Micro Food Processing Scheme

Inauguration of the capacity building component of the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises scheme (PM-FME Scheme) was undertaken by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries (FPI) Narendra Singh Tomar on November 18, 2020 in the presence of Rameswar Teli, MoS, FPI.  Speaking...Read more

Ninjacart & Kilofarms jointly produces first set of ‘Residue-Free’ tomatoes  

 Ninjacart, India’s largest B2B fresh produce supply chain company has, produced its first set of Residue-Free Tomatoes in partnership with agri-tech platform Kilofarms. The set has been tested and cleared by Shiram Institute for Industrial Research, Bangalore, and also meets the 2013-14 National Bank f...Read more

Myco Technology wins Radicle Protein Challenge by Syngenta

Myco Technology, Inc a food technology company was selected as the winner of the Radicle Protein Challenge by Syngenta for their novel, organic food processing platform that transforms agricultural material into functional ingredients. BlueNalu Inc, an innovative food company making a variety of seafood products d...Read more

ICAR conducts 111th Agri Foundation course

The 111th Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service (FOCARS) was held on November 12, 2020 at the ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad. Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) & Director General, Indian Council of Ag...Read more

Chilean Milk Alternative company NotCo hits US shores

NotCo, Chile’s  plant based 'animal replica' products has announced the launch of its plant-based milk alternative NotMilk in November 2020, in the US market. NotCo’s US market entry follows an impressive series C funding round of $85 million, bringing the total capital raised to $118 million. The...Read more

Rockstart, Navus ventures invests €500K in agritech start-up MoooFarm

Rockstart, a global accelerator-VC has announced that one of its portfolio companies, MoooFarm Agritech startup based in Delhi, raised €500k in pre-seed funding. The round was led by Navus Ventures, a Dutch investment fund, with Rockstart as co-investor. MoooFarm is part of the Rockstart AgriFood 2020 batch a...Read more

ARS customizes food processing tech for small business

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Tara McHugh, director of the Western Regional Research Center in Albany, CA, revealed that they have helped numerous small businesses, such as Pop Oats, turn their ideas into products for the consumer. McHugh and her team in the Healthy Processed Foods Research Un...Read more

Agritech Start-up 'Freshokartz' secures USD 1.4 Mn in pre-series A funding round

   Jaipur based Freshokartz Agri Products Pvt. Limited, a premier Agri-tech startup has received INR 10 Crore ($1.4 Million) pre-series A funding from Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund (RVCF) and AWE (Achieving Women Equity) Funds to finance its rapid technology rollout while scaling its operations as a pr...Read more

Agritech supply chain Origo raises Rs 35 Cr debt from Northern Arc Capital

 Agritech supply chain and trade finance firm Origo on announced that it has raised Rs 35 crore debt from Northern Arc Capital and other investors. Origo provides end-to-end agriculture supply-chain solutions such as procurement, storage, and financing. Origo group firms Origo Commodities and Origo Finance, w...Read more

GramworkX develops IOT & AI enabled smart farm resource management tool

Bangalore-based GramworkX, which changes the landscape of agriculture through modern farming methodologies and application of cutting-edge technology has developed an IOT and AI-enabled smart farm resource management tool, which helps the farmers guide, optimize and monitor utilization of water. The technology in...Read more

Grain monitoring start up TeleSense secures $10.2 Mn in Series B round  

 U S based grain monitoring start u TeleSense, has announced the close of a $10.2 million Series B round of financing led by existing investor Finistere Ventures, an ag and food investment pioneer. The company also added Soren Wolck Schroder, former CEO of Bunge, and Mark Palmquist, CEO of United Malt and for...Read more

CropData helps farmers improve their yields using AI, blockchains & cloud

India based agri-tech startup CropData has recently built an e-marketplace, using the capabilities of Microsoft Azure, to empower the farmers in the country. The startup is helping small farmers improve their yields and sell directly to buyers by utilizing new-age technologies like Blockchain and AI-enabled Cloud....Read more