ICAR-CIWA, Odisha conduct ‘National Webinar on Women FPOs’

A National Webinar on “Women FPOs: An Effective Approach for Boosting Entrepreneurship, Empowerment and Self-reliance (Atmanirbhar)’ was held on September 10, 2020. The virtual event was organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (ICAR-CIWA) Bhu...Read more


Canares Aquaculture LLP to set up seabass start up hatchery in India

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA) has announced the signing of an MoU with the start-up Canares Aquaculture LLP at Karnataka's Kumta for transfer of sea bass seed production technology.  ICAR-CIBA Director K K Vijayan told IANS that this is...Read more


Investments in Indian Agritech companies hit $532 Mn mark

In its report 'Agritech-towards transforming Indian agriculture', Ernst & Young (EY) recently revealed that India's burgeoning startup ecosystem has been actively playing its part in disrupting the agriculture sector. According to EY, the multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, agrite...Read more


Agritech startup Aibono secures USD 2 million funding

  Agri-tech startup Aibono has raised USD 2 million (about Rs 15 crore) from investors to fund expansion plan and growth of the business,said Vivek Rajkumar founder of Aibono. The Bengaluru based firm is an end-to-end aggregator platform that connects premium perishable vegetables from farm to f...Read more


WayCool receives US$ 114K from Dutch development bank FMO  

    FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, has allocated a grant of US$ 114K to WayCool Foods, for procurement and distribution of dual-purpose PPE kits and enablement of on-site Soil testing to farmers. It follows WayCool’s latest Debt Financing round of US$ 5.5 million, which was guar...Read more


Agri-tech start-up Arya Collateral launches digital platform to locate agri-warehouses

  Omnivore and Lightstone Aspada backed post-harvest agri-tech start-up Arya Collateral has launched A2ZGodaam, a one-stop comprehensive digital platform for search, discovery and fulfilment of warehousing for farmers, FPOs, Corporates and other stakeholders like traders and small aggregators.   A2Zg...Read more


Seafood supply chain start-up Captain Fresh bags 2.3 million pre-series A funding  

  Seafood Supply Chain (B2B) start up Captain Fresh, has raised $2.3 million (Rs 17.2 crore at current exchange rates) in pre-Series A funding. Early-stage investor Ankur Capital led the round, Bengaluru-based Captain Fresh said in a statement. Incubate Fund India and some Silicon Valley-based angel investo...Read more


Agritech start up BigHaat secures $2 mn from Beyond Next Ventures  

     Bengluru based agritech start-up BigHaat has raised $2 million in its Series A round of funding led by Japanese investor Beyond Next Ventures. The round also saw participation from Rockstud Capital and existing investor Ankur Capital and few angel investors.  The start-up intends to str...Read more


Govt to boost agri-startups under RKV scheme

The central government is encouraging startups in the agricultural sector to contribute directly and indirectly for enhancing the income of farmers by providing opportunities to them and to provide employment to youth. As part of this initiative the Innovation and Agri-entrepreneurship Development program has bee...Read more


Centre to fund agri start-ups under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

New technology in the field of agriculture and allied sectors through start-ups and agripreneurship is being promoted under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in order to contribute directly and indirectly to enhancing the income of farmers, stated Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Developme...Read more


Bayer to join hands with the SproutX Accelerator to drive Innovation  

  The Crop Science division of Bayer in Australia has announced it will partner with the SproutX Accelerator, in a move signalling increased interest in the start-up community to deliver innovation for large agribusinesses. SproutX recruits and invests in up to 10 food and agricultural technology start-ups a...Read more


BASF to invest in animal husbandry focused startup SmartAHC

 BASF Venture Capital has announced that along with specialty chemicals producer Evonik and China’s Shenzhen Sinoagri E-Commerce it will be investing in SmartAHC, a leading supplier of digitalization solutions for pig farming focused on the Chinese market.  SmartAHC uses sensors, camera systems an...Read more