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Microsoft 4Afrika, IFC partner to promote digital transformation in Africa’s agri-food sector
To support digital transformation in Africa's agribusiness sector, modernize supply chains and boost farmers' productivity and incomes, Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, and IFC are partnering to make digital tools and training resources more accessible to small-scale farmers, and agriculture-linked small businesses.
Kula Bio raises US$10 million in funding round
The maker of a nitrogen fixation product, Kula Bio has closed a US$10 million seed round.
Greeneye Technology Raises $22M to Expand Commercial Launch of AI Precision Spraying Systems
Greeneye Technology, a pioneer of AI-enabled precision spraying technology for agricultural applications, announced the completion of a USD$22 million funding round led by JVP.
Tim Hassinger named CEO and president of IntelinAir
Tim Hassinger has been named CEO and president of IntelinAir, Inc. and chairman of the board of directors, effective January 3, 2022.
Incitec Pivot Fertilisers invests $38 million in Australian Bio Fert
Incitec Pivot Fertilisers (IPF) has invested $38 million for a majority stake in Australian Bio Fert Pty Ltd (ABF), and will build Australia’s first large-scale plant to develop and deliver a new category of sustainable fertilizers for Australian farmers.
Zyter introduces Smart Agriculture
Maryland, U.S.-based Zyter, Inc. has announced the introduction of Zyter Smart Agriculture, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution running on the Zyter SmartSpaces platform.
Pheronym begins scaling pest biocontrol solution
Pheronym, an ag-biotech pest management company, has begun scaling up production of its patented Nemastim pest biocontrol solution at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory through a development agreement that provides access to key fermentation and quality control systems.
Coffee husk mulch in strawberry beneficial for biological control
Brazilian scientists have discovered an unexpected benefit from using coffee pulp mulch to protect strawberries: the number of beneficial mites and fungus increased significantly in treated fields.
Valley Irrigation and Kusto Group form joint venture to establish sustainable agriculture in Central Asia
Valley Irrigation and private holding company Kusto Group have formed a joint venture to improve sustainability and resource conservation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, to introduce advanced farm technology to local farmers in the region, and serve as the foundation for making the country an agricultural hub in Central Asia.
Agtech firm Gardin raises $10.8 million
London, England-headquartered agtech firm Gardin has raised $10.8 million in a seed funding round, which will be used to further develop the company’s product lineup and to market the technology to greenhouses and vertical farms across Europe and North America.
Bayer to launch Project Carbonview
Bayer, Bushel and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are launching Project Carbonview, a technology solution that will help farmers in the United States drive more sustainable supply chains and mitigate the impact agriculture has on the environment by aggregating the carbon footprint of end products.
Biostimulants World Congress provides feel-good factor to end 2021
The 5th Biostimulants World Congress ran as an in-person event last week 29 Nov-2 Dec, attracting more than 840 delegates to Florida, USA.
Soaring fertilizer prices provide opportunity for biologicals in Brazil
A series of external and internal factors have created a strain on the supply of agricultural inputs, such as fertilizers, in Brazil.
Natasha Rankin new Irrigation Association CEO
The Irrigation Association (IA) board of directors has named Natasha Rankin, MBA, CAE, as its new chief executive officer. She will assume her new role on Jan. 10, 2022.
New greenhouse predatory mite coming soon
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario, Canada, has discovered a new general predator to help control pests associated with increased crop diversity in greenhouses.
Nutrien building new fertilizer plants in Brazil
Nutrien Ltd., one of the world’s biggest fertilizer suppliers, is building four blending facilities in Brazil that will more than double its capacity in the nation.
BASF Agricultural Solutions to launch Global Carbon Farming Program
BASF is establishing a program that allows farmers to track and profit from practices reducing CO2 emissions.
Biotalys awarded grant to develop biological solutions
Biotalys has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover novel antifungal biocontrols for deployment to smallholder farmers.
Research: Using fungi for beetle biocontrol in almond orchards
Agriculture Victoria (Australia) research scientists are investigating the use of biopesticides such as entomopathogenic or insect-killing fungi to reduce populations of Carpophilus beetles in almond orchards.