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FutureFeed, the CSIRO-backed startup reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cattle, just won US$1m it will use it go get Aboriginal people into farming

- December 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

FutureFeed, the CSIRO-backed startup using seaweed to reduce methane emission from cattle has won US$1 million from the world’s biggest prize for the food sector. The Food Planet Prize, established by Swedish hospitality entrepreneur Curt Bergfors in 2019, recognises initiatives, organisations and people working on securing the world’s food supply in a sustainable way. FutureFeed was chosen from… Read more »

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AI agtech startup The Yield has signed a major deal with ASX-listed wine giant Treasury Wine Estates

- November 2, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Agtech startup The Yield Technology Solutions has signed a three-year deal with ASX-listed Treasury Wine Estates to use its machine learning technology to assist with harvest predictions and grape production.  The Yield’s Sensing+ solution users sensors and analytics to provide information and predictions in apps that help commercial vignerons make key production decisions such as… Read more »

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Agritech VC Tenacious Ventures backs US carbon marketplace Nori in $5.6 m raise

- October 9, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Australian agrifood tech venture capital firm, Tenacious Ventures has co-invested as part of a US$4 million (A$5.6m) round in carbon marketplace startup, Nori.  The round was led by US VC firm Placeholder along with North Island Ventures. Nori, based in Seattle, USA, has developed a marketplace for carbon removal using blockchain technology.  Nori’s first supported… Read more »

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Satellites are the new tractors of agriculture

- October 5, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

It’s World Space Week, October 4-10, with the theme ‘satellites improve life’, and AgriFutures Australia is marking the occasion by getting farmers to turn their attention on space technologies. An upcoming AgriFutures Australia collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU)  is exploring why farmers should be looking to space to solve industry challenges. Space technologies… Read more »