Agri-supply chain startup Ergos Bags $5 Mn from Aavishkaar Capital  

     Bengaluru-based agritech startup Ergos has raised INR 35 Cr ($5 Mn) in a Series A funding round from Aavishkaar Group’s equity investment arm Aavishkaar Capital.  The Series A funding was expected to be a ₹100-crore round with an Aavishkaar Capital Limited Partner and a technolog...Read more

Mother Dairy supplies 250 tonnes of fruits, vegetables in Delhi-NCR to meet local demand  

 Mother Dairy, which is a major milk supplier in the national capital region with sales of over 30 lakh litres per day, has started home delivery for senior citizens in few localities of Delhi like Moti Bagh, Defence Colony and Greater Kailash, said Pradipta Sahoo, business head of Safal.  Mother Dairy ...Read more

FAO urges G20 to ensure non-disruption of food value chain

The Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), QU Dongyu, has urged leaders from the G20 countries to take measures for global food systems to continue to work well, particularly in relation to access to food for the world's poor and most vulnerable during the...Read more

Zespri cautions of COVID-19 disturbance hazard

Kiwifruit promoter Zespri has flagged the danger of low returns for producers this season as it attempts to survey the potential for upset conveyances in worldwide markets and picker deficiencies here. The firm, which has sent its first payload of SunGold natural product to Japan this season, said interest for ne...Read more

Centre to set up temperature-controlled perishable cargo center at Lasalgaon  

     The biggest onion market in Asia, Lasalgaon, will soon get temperature-controlled perishable cargo center. The center is being developed under Central government's scheme of the national cold supply chain for perishables.  In the recent Budget session, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama...Read more

Post-harvest services platform Arya raises $6 million in pre-Series B funding

Agri post-harvest services platform, Arya recently announced that it has raised $ 6 million in pre-Series B funding from Omnivore and existing investor LGT Lightstone Aspada. Arya provides post-harvest services across the agricultural value chain, including warehousing, warehouse receipt financing, rural storage d...Read more

Maersk launches new India-Europe cold chain for Grape export

Maersk, a leading global integrated container logistics company, has recently started end-to-end cold chain logistics solution for its customers exporting grapes from Nashik and Sangli to North Europe. With this new offering, Maersk is enabling the exporters from the region to supply high quality Indian grapes to ...Read more

Govt to build 31 Silos in Punjab to prevent food grain wastage  

  Raosaheb Patil Danve, Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said that so as to prevent the wastage of food grains in traditional storage system, Centre has decided to construct thirty one silos in Northern state of Punjab for proper scientific storage of food grains. Th...Read more

Syngenta’s YOOM Tomato wins Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2020  

     The new purple YOOM tomato has won the prestigious gold award at the industry-leading Fruit Logistica Innovation Awards 2020 in Berlin, Germany.  YOOM stands out as an innovation with its highly attractive purple color and its powerful sweet-sour balance for an umami taste. This new tom...Read more

US based Berry Group to provide 100% recycle-ready packaging by 2025

In another step to further reduce the produce industry’s environmental impact, major North American fresh berry producers announced their commitment to use 100% recycle-ready packaging by 2025. The California Strawberry Commission, the North American Blueberry Council (NABC), Asociacion national de Exportado...Read more

Agritech Leap India raises INR164 Crore in Series B round of funding

Coimbatore based Agritech and logistics firm Leap India Food and Logistics Pvt. Ltd. had recently announced that it has raised INR. 164 crore in Series B funding from the Danish SDG Investment Fund and Neev Fund. Leap India said in a statement that the Danish SDG Investment fund is a fund that is managed by Invest...Read more

MOFPI sanctions 39 mega food parks & 298 cold chain across the country

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) along with the central government has sanctioned 39 mega food parks and 298 integrated cold chain projects throughout the country, said Rameswar Teli, minister of state for Food Processing Industries, in a reply in the Lok Sabha. As per reports, the government is ...Read more