KEPHIS and KALRO embark on promoting modern agriculture technologies

KENYA – The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) have embarked on promoting new farming technologies aimed at increasing agricultural productivity in the country. The government institutions […]

Agritech start-up secures a loan facility for expansion of precision agriculture solutions

KENYA – Lantera a Kenyan agri-tech startup has obtained a loan facility of an undisclosed amount from Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC) to enable it to meet its early targets as it prepares to raise […]

OpenSC raises US$4m to advance traceability technology in the food industry

AUSTRALIA – Impact investor, OpenSC has raised US$4 million in seed funding to further the development of its digital platform, which leverages blockchain and other technologies for tracking food and food products. Following a successful […]

Agritech start-up Lentera to hold fundraising for expansion of solutions to farmers

KENYA – Lentera, a Kenyan Agri-tech startup, is raising a US$560,000 funding round to build out crop-specific versions of its climate smart solutions for African farmers. Lentera started as a soil health and crop nutrition […]

Israel’s food majors Tnuva and Tempo back US$283m foodtech initiative

ISRAEL – Tnuva, Israel’s largest food manufacturer has joined forces with leading beverage company, Tempo Beverages and global agrifood investment leader Finistere Ventures in the launch of NIS1bn (US$283m) “Fresh Start” FoodTech Incubator. The FoodTech […]

Bühler’s optical sorting technology receives UK’s most prestigious accolade

UK – Swiss technology company, Bühler has received the United Kingdom’s most prestigious innovation award – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – for its optical sorting technology, PolarVision. The Queen’s Award, touted as United Kingdom’s […]

McDonald’s to acquire AI firm Apprente to expand its tech capabilities

USA – McDonald’s has secured an agreement to acquire California based tech firm Apprente, to enable the company expand its tech capabilities in the growing fast-food sector. Apprente develops voiced-based conversational technology powered by artificial […]

Microsoft partners with AGRA to boost agriculture through technology

AFRICA – Microsoft through its business and market development engine in Africa 4Afrika has partnered with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture. AGRA is a dynamic, African-led […]

Coca-Cola bottler pilots robotic technology to deliver beverages in UK

UK – The world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is piloting robotic technology to deliver beverages to consumers at Altons Tower in the UK.   CCEP Ventures has teamed up with autonomous driving […]