Govt launches e-marketplace platform e-SANTA to connect aqua farmers with buyers  

Piyush Goyal, Union Commerce and Industry Minister, has virtually inaugurated e-SANTA, an electronic marketplace providing a platform to connect aqua farmers and the buyers. It will enable the farmers to get a better price and the exporters to directly purchase quality products from the farmers enhancing traceabil...Read more

Biome Makers, Bayer CS develop AI-powered virtual assistant for sustainable farming

The scientific teams of Bayer Crop Science and Biome Makers tested and disclosed the first application of this ground-breaking technology on bioRxiv, the preprint repository operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The study and resulting scientific paper details the analysis of the soil microbiome to assess the...Read more

AppHarvest acquires Ag Robotics, Root AI for $60 Mn to harness AI-powered real-time crop care solutions  

AppHarvest, Inc., a leading AgTech company, has announced  that it has acquired Root AI, an artificial intelligence farming start up that creates intelligent robots to help manage high-tech indoor farms. The acquisition of Root AI and its robotic universal harvester, Virgo, is expected to provide AppHarvest w...Read more

Unnati launches 11,000 online uStores to extend credit facilities for over 4 Mn farmers 

Unnati, a fintech-driven agriculture ecosystem, has expanded to more than 11000 uStores to enable farmers to avail a completely digital experience for all their farming needs. The uStore network of more than 11000 digitally enabled retail points is one of the largest networks of its kind in India that, together, ...Read more

Ag Ministry launches ‘Madhukranti' portal for traceability of honey  

 Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar launched “Madhukranti’ and Honey Corners of NAFED today in New Delhi. ‘Madhukranti is an initiative of National Bee Board (NBB), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under National Beekeeping & Honey Mission...Read more

NIFA invests $15.5M to retain America's cutting edge position in food and agricultural production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invested a total of $15M in two key programs awarded through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools (FACT). NIFA awarded 18 Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics...Read more

BASF launches Grow Smart Advantage tool to enhance crop yield

 BASF has launched a new digital tool, as part of its Grow Smart Live app, which calculates the estimated value of a farmer’s crop protection investment. The Grow Smart Advantage tool uses information about the farmer’s operation to provide crop input recommendations as well as the estimated value...Read more

Agritech Gramophone introduces trading module Vyapar to connect farmers to market

Indore-based agritech start-up Gramaphone has introduced a trading module ' Vyapar' to its farm management platform . It will help farmers connect with buyers and sell their produce directly. Gramaphone currently operates mainly in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where over seven lakh farmers are using the farm man...Read more

Banglore based Agritech CropIn expands its network in Europe  

 In the latest development, CropIn, a leading AI and data-led Agtech organization, has recently announced the opening of its first international office in Amsterdam. As part of its expansion plans, CropIn is looking forward to setting up its team in Amsterdam, it will also be establishing Customer Success, Sa...Read more

NASA Harvest, CropX ties up to support ‘Sustainable Ag Initiatives’  

 NASA Harvest (NASA’s Food Security and Agriculture Program) and CropX, a global leader in soil analytics for agriculture, announced a strategic partnership that will give NASA Harvest unprecedented soil insights for its global agricultural monitoring efforts. Supporting a more sustainable food ecosyste...Read more

APEDA organizes virtual BSM with Nepal for harnessing agri-exports potential  

In a bid to strengthen the foot-print of India’s agricultural and processed food products export to Nepal, APEDA organized a virtual Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) in association with Indian Embassy, Kathmandu. Under the BSM, key stakeholders such as officials and trade representatives from India and Nepal came on...Read more

Skymet's skAIgeo digital platform to provide geospatial proprietary farm-level data  

The leading agri risk-monitoring company, Skymet, has launched a digital platform ‘skAIgeo’ (Skymet’s new geospatial avatar) to provide its 10 years of geospatial proprietary farm-level data repository to the public free of cost. This digital platform paves the way for farmers to enhance crop yi...Read more