DBT-BIRAC to organise Mentor Mixer on AgriTech Innovation on Sept 22-23, 2021

DBT-BIRAC Regional BioInnovation Centre (BRBC) will organise Mentor Mixer on AgriTech Innovation at Venture Center, Pune on September 22 and 23, 2021. The event will be an opportunity for startup founders to meet and network with mentors - industry professionals, senior entrepreneurs and investors, and vice versa....Read more

Startups propel Indian agri to $25 Bn target

Over the last decade, the educated youth have made a beeline for the Indian agriculture sector, armed with ideas, passion and innovations to unleash new technology and business models. This renewed interest evinced by the youth has transformed Indian agriculture from primitive to hi-tech. Startups are providing mi...Read more

How agri-tech startups are strengthening supply chain

The lockdowns due to the COVID-19 and the uncertainties and a shutdown of the age-old business module paved the way for online mandis and a host of e-commerce platters at every level. Agri-techstartups are swiftly shaping the agriculture supply chain for a tech-led more progressive future. There is a whole new par...Read more

"R&D in India-specific tech must be emphasised"

What’s AgNext's contribution in ensuring food quality and safety in the agricultural value chain? With billions worth of agriculture stock being wasted every year due to unsatisfactory quality of the food, the agriculture industry faces major trading losses, deterioration in food value, adulteration and inc...Read more

“Efficient supply chain and better access to agri inputs is crucial for agri-tech startup growth”

How is INI Farms contributing to the fruit export supply chain?We are an integrated end-to-end horticulture company that works with over 5000 farmers across eight states in India. We move non-seasonal fruits from ‘farm to table’ and own and control the entire supply chain — from sourcing (directl...Read more

CNH Industrial joins 5G Open Innovation Lab

CNH Industrial, a leader in the capital goods sector, has joined the 5G Open Innovation Lab (5GOILab), a globally applied innovation ecosystem for corporations, academia and government institutions working on developing 5G technologies, as a corporate partner.    “We are excited to join the 5G Op...Read more

Ecozen bags recognition from Cleantech Group’s 50 to Watch List

Ecozen Solutions, a Pune-based startup has been recognised by the Cleantech Group 50 to Watch List. The international body, headquartered in San Francisco revealed the list giving commendation for those entrepreneurs who have created new technologies and business models that can support clean hydrogen, increase fo...Read more

Startup BharatAgri raises $6.5 M in Series A funding

Digital farm advisory startup BharatAgri has raised $6.5 million in a Series A round led by Omnivore, with participation from existing investors India Quotient and 021 Capital. BharatAgri offers farmers an app-based platform for AI-based agronomy services on a paid subscription basis, which increases farm incomes ...Read more

PABI arranges online meet of Cohort III for startups

The Punjab Agri-Business Incubator (PABI), Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana recently organised an online RIC I Meeting of Cohort III. The meeting was organised for the selection of agripreneurs for the two-month training programme under Uddam and Udaan. The expert commit...Read more

Nigeria's Agricorp International raises $17.5 m in Series A funding

Nigeria-based spices producing, processing, and exporting company Agricorp International has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding to increase its processing capacity up to 7000 metric tonnes. This fund was raised from Vami Nigeria, One Capital and AFEX. Nigerian-based Vami led the funding round with $11.5 mill...Read more

Radicle Growth, UPL partner for carbon and soil challenge

Radicle Growth, a company-building platform for early-stage ag and food technologies, has announced its partnership with UPL, a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions. The partners have come together to run 'The Radicle Carbon and Soil Challenge by UPL,' which sets out to invest $1.25 mi...Read more

PJTSAU launches agri innovation hub

Prof Jyashankar, Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), has recently launched its agri innovation hub, AgHub. The hub was formally inaugurated by Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, in the presence of Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy, Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy, and other officials.AgHub ope...Read more