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Should regen ag include gene editing? Readers respond

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In a recent article, we asked whether regenerative agriculture practitioners should embrace gene editing and other biotechnologies. Regenerative agriculture is a growing movement focused...

Aquaponics startup Seed & Roe snags $15m, rebrands to Upward Farms

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Fish and leafy greens may appear to be unlikely bedfellows. Not so much for Upward Farms. “The tech we use is a combo of aquaculture...

Campbell’s Soup sells agrifoodtech fund investment in Acre to StepStone

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Campbell’s Soup has sold its stake in Acre Venture Partners Fund I to private markets group StepStone in a secondary transaction. Campbell’s was the...

Why precision agriculture is essential in combating climate change

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Editor’s note: Slava Mazai is the CEO of OneSoil, a Belarus-based startup that develops an AI-powered precision farming platform and is a member of...

A mini guide to Latin American agrifoodtech in 2020

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The year 2019 was a breakout year for Latin American agrifoodtech and 2020 is already shaping up to beat those records, in spite of...

Protenga nets $1.6m for its ‘zero-waste’ approach to fly farming

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UK agritech venture builder Roslin Technologies and Enterprise Singapore’s SEEDS Capital, an investment vehicle linked with the city-state’s government, have pumped $1.6 million into...

Taranis banks $30m Series C with tech giants Hitachi, Micron, UMC...

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Agricultural imaging and analytics firm Taranis has raised $30 million in a Series C round co-led by Vertex Growth — an affiliate of Singapore...

Farmers Business Network acquires Farmsave, expands to Australia

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US-based Farmers Business Network (FBN) is expanding to Australia after announcing the acquisition of local startup Farmsave. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed,...

Here’s how Australia can kickstart a much-needed urban ag industry

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It’s one of the top agricultural producers, as well as having one of the world’s most urbanized populations. It’s a high-tech society with a...

Agrifood Midstream Technologies raised $43m in ASEAN last year

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While the bulk of agrifoodtech VC funding in Southeast Asia went to downstream categories in 2019, startups sitting in the middle of the value...

This vertical farming startup you may not have heard of says...

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The indoor farming industry is heating up again, posting one of the biggest year-over-year increases in funding according to AgFunder’s AgriFoodTech Investing Report. In...

With $4.5bn Google deal, Jio raises $20bn in 3 months. Here’s...

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Google has agreed to invest ₹337 billion ($4.49 billion) into Jio Platforms, the Indian telco and online service provider that’s set to become the...

Grain marketing: The biggest mistakes

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Editor’s note: Gabe Sheets-Poling is senior vice president and head of pricing and global markets at Indigo Agriculture, in Boston, US. This article represents...

Indonesian agrifoodtech startups raised $165m last year: AgFunder report

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Singaporean agrifoodtech startups may have secured the most funding overall last year, as highlighted by AgFunder’s recently released ASEAN Agrifoodtech Investment Report. But take...

$10bn Google for India Digitization Fund unveiled; targets ag, other areas

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Google will invest ₹750 billion ($10 billion) in India over the next five to seven years to accelerate the country’s adoption of digital technologies...