June 1, 2015 The EU has announced the commitment of €27 billion to fund projects that will support the competitiveness of EU farming. Source The common agricultural policy (CAP) and agriculture in Europe – Frequently asked questions Farming in Europe – an overview How rural is the EU? Over 77% of the EU’s territory […]
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June 2015 Indian investment and holding company Aspada recently announced a $3.3M Series A investment in Delhi-based EM3 AgriServices. EM3 represents one of the first private sector ventures to tackle the field of farm mechanization and technology services. The company’s ultimate mission is to enhance the wealth of small and marginal farmers through building an […]
When your company’s name translates as “sustainability,” you’d better have promise. One agro-biotech company has just that; in fact, it’s got about $65 million worth. Kaiima, a agro-biotech company based in Moshav Sharona, Israel, announced it raised over $65 million dollars from investors. Horizons Ventures, a Hong Kong-based company, which has also invested in Skype, […]
Precision irrigation management provider Hortau announced earlier this week that it has secured $5 million in funding from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners (ACAP). ACAP, which holds a Rural Business Investment Company license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, focuses on companies involved in production, processing, and supply of agricultural products. The partnership, which mangoes a […]
The Grains Research and Development Corporation says its new partnership with a global chemical giant will boost the fight against weeds in Australia. The GRDC will contribute $45 million over five years under the deal with Bayer CropScience, which will see an extra 40 chemistry and biology researchers engaged at the company’s labs in Frankfurt, […]
Water conservation regulations for both urban and agricultural users continue to tighten as the drought in California marches on into another year. Throughout these past years, Silicon Valley, widely considered ground zero for tech development, including agtech development, has shown little interest in backing water conservation technologies despite the drought happening in its very state. […]
May 28, 2015 After a meeting with the Mozambican Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, the chairperson of the Kuwait-based Al-Badel International Development Company, Ali Mahmoud, announced plans to launch a $1.5 billion project in the country’s southern province of Gaza for the production of sugarcane. This is the country’s second attempt to secure an […]
On May 27, the White House finalized a rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers intended to strengthen the Clean Water Act of 1972, sparking concern and push-back in the agriculture sector. Originally known as the “Waters of the United States” rule, the rule is designed to […]
May 20, 2015 By Alexandre Fernandes de Oliveira, Inter-American Development Bank Earlier this year at the inaugural AgroLAC 2025 meeting international experts flew into Sao Paulo, Brazil to promote new financial instruments that could connect with innovative solutions to expand and develop sustainable agricultural production across the region. The timing couldn’t be more significant. Experts predict that […]
May 19, 2015 Chinese premier Li Keqiang lifted the wraps Tuesday on a multibillion-dollar series of trade and investment deals with Brazil, as Beijing looks to invest $50bn in South America’s largest economy. The news unveiled on the Chinese official visit is a huge boon for Brazil as it endures a fifth straight year of […]
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