Regenerative agriculture

Quality assessment is an important part of the food production process. Image Source: Getty Images/Monty Rakusen

3 start-ups boosting food quality in Europe

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Food quality technology plays a vital role both in ensuring that food is safe to eat, therefore reducing food waste, and providing insights around its health and composition. Three European start-ups tell FoodNavigator how technology can help them understand...

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Microplastics in soils… how big is the problem?

By Oliver Morrison

Plastic pollution in agricultural systems, much of it from fertilisers, has negative impacts on human health and productivity but little is known about concentrations of microplastics in soils. That is slowly changing, and recent studies examine both...

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New report addresses regenerative agriculture ‘knowledge-gap’

By Oliver Morrison

A widespread lack of consumer knowledge of regenerative, sustainable or nature-friendly farming marks a golden opportunity for organisations to adopt nature-friendly techniques to respond to their customers’ demands, research reveals.

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Microbes could help reduce the need for chemical fertilisers

By Oliver Morrison

Chemical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIS) have developed a coating that protects nitrogen-fixing bacteria from heat and humidity, which they claim could allow them to be deployed for large-scale agricultural use.

Increasing demand for food security and sustainable agriculture, as well as the adoption of modern technologies in farming practices, have seen APAC’s agtech sector attract attention from VCs and investors.

AgTech Investor Profile - Funding Analysis

AgTech Investor Profile, Part 1: The Yield Lab APAC on its matrix for success

By CM Tay

Venture capitalist (VC) and investment funds are crucial to helping agtech start-ups scale and fulfil their potential. But what are they looking for and what qualities should fledging firms possess? In the first of our AgTech Investor Portfolio Profiles,...