CHINA'S AGRITECH ACCELERATION COULD SPELL DRAMATIC SHIFTS FOR GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLIES
Entering the Chinese New Year, robots, big data services, artificial intelligence (AI) and streamlined e-commerce are heating up China’s agricultural landscape. While digital resources across the country’s urban areas remain scattered, the Chinese government has issued a new policy that seeks to bridge the urban-rural divide by 2025.
ANIMAL AGTECH INNOVATION SUMMIT TO HOST FINAL MANURE INNOVATION CHALLENGE
During a special presummit breakfast pitching session at the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit, eight start-ups from around the world will compete in the Manure Innovation Challenge. Slated for March 16, 2020, the competition is organized by The Yield Lab Institute. The winner will be announced in the afternoon to over 350 livestock producers, animal health providers, feed companies, ingredients manufacturers, and investors.
BLOCKCHAIN AND SMART TECH MITIGATE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES DURING PANDEMIC
While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spurs a cataclysm of supply chain challenges, the global crisis is also pushing businesses toward previously unexplored digital solutions. Key agri-food suppliers Cargill and Agrocorp have teamed up with Rabobank to pilot blockchain for faster cross-continental commodity trading in five days, initially focusing on wheat. The concept of blockchain as a tool to combat coronavirus-related challenges is coming to the fore through this new partnership.
I was working in Asia in the first part of March and saw the total destruction that COVID-19 was having on the food supply, economy, and population in general and this gave me a glimpse into what the next few weeks would look like in the US if the emergency signal was given. The US fell into panic mode the week I returned to California.
EXAMINING HOW FARM MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE BRINGS VALUE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD
“Farm Management” has turned into a buzzword many people use broadly yet don’t really understand the importance of and details surrounding it – especially in our rapidly changing world.
As CEO and co-founder of AgTech Insight, a global advisory and implementation firm specializing in agtech, I have been monitoring the evolution of this industry for several years, evaluating both existing and new solutions and companies.