There is a wide gap between the technologies developed in the research institutions and their applicability at the farmers field. Awareness among farmers as to technologies must be created for better transfer of research technologies.
At the upcoming Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit taking place virtually November 18-20 this year, nine exciting Asia-based startups will be pitching their sustainable technologies that will help build up our food system’s resilience to crises in the post-pandemic world.
The first R&D partnership on the TASE plans to raise NIS 25 million and is investing $2 million in enhanced genetics seed company CanBreed.
A new agri-tech competition, the Digging for Innovation Challenge, has been launched with a £5000 cash prize.
In recent years, innovation in the world of agriculture has come through technology startups. They have given rise to new economic models and less intensive or optimised modes of cultivation.
The San Francisco-based company won the injection from Japan’s SoftBank, with additional funds from Driscoll’s, a fellow agtech firm that claims to command a third of America’s $6bn berry industry.
Despite changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, a Purdue University-affiliated agbioscience startup focused on research-grade sensing data for agriculture is growing as it takes multisensor drone data collection technology to market.
Agri-tech projects in Angus are set to benefit from a £26.5m UK Government capital investment programme designed to stimulate economic growth in key sectors across the country.
The Ergos tech platform operates like a bank and offers Storage, Digitisation, Credit and Liquidation facility to Farmers through the single platform.
As a winner of the challenge, Kilimo Fresh Foods Africa LTD has received $50 000 (+/- R832982,50) in equity investment funding from MEST and joined their prestigious incubator community