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Coldbox Store Reduces Food Waste in Nigeria

Coldbox Store Reduces Food Waste in Nigeria

AgTech Progress
Nov 30, 2021
Grover, the Farming Assistance Robot

Grover, the Farming Assistance Robot

Grover is not your average farmer. It can lift more than 1,000 pounds and assists in the monitoring, watering, and harvesting of a wide variety of crops, from leafy greens to strawberries.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Autonomous agricultural robotics and its challenges

Autonomous agricultural robotics and its challenges

Across the world, the agriculture industry is facing challenges. The global population is projected to increase to 10 billion by 2050. Feeding this many people will require a 70% increase from today's global food production.
AgTech Progress
Nov 17, 2021
Join the Free IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Join the Free IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Thursday 18 November 2021 - Can Technology Innovation Awaken a Sleeping Giant? This webinar includes a summary of the key issues facing global agriculture; emerging applications of agricultural robotics; an overview of some of the key developments in the field; and much more.
AgTech Progress
Nov 15, 2021
A Flexible New System for Creating Soft Robotics

A Flexible New System for Creating Soft Robotics

Researchers have invented bubble casting, a new way to make soft robots using "fancy balloons" that change shape in predictable ways when inflated with air.
AgTech Progress
Nov 15, 2021
CyborGoats find their way into Norwegian villages

CyborGoats find their way into Norwegian villages

When grazing goats that are wearing this new technology hear a beep, it alerts them to stay within the invisible boundary of the grazing area. If they don't, a digital collar around their necks gives them a small electric shock.
AgTech Progress
Nov 5, 2021
Gridtractor Launches Fleet Electrification Services

Gridtractor Launches Fleet Electrification Services

Electrifying one medium-sized tractor in California reduces carbon emissions by as much as replacing 45 cars with EVs. Gridtractor will help farmers seamlessly integrate electric charging and vehicle to grid into their operations to strengthen the power grid with its smart energy platform. In addition, the company estimates farms can save 55-75 percent on fuel costs by going electric, and up to 90 percent by supplying stored power to irrigation pumps and to the grid.
AgTech Progress
Nov 4, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
AgTech Progress
Nov 1, 2021
AI Accelerates Search for Markers of Resistance to Sugarcane Disease

AI Accelerates Search for Markers of Resistance to Sugarcane Disease

Yellow leaf disease, a major sugarcane pest in Brazil, is caused by a virus resistant to thermal treatment. An infected plantation can be saved only by growing plantlets in tissue culture in the laboratory and planting them out, a time-consuming process that requires specialized infrastructure and personnel.
AgTech Progress
Oct 26, 2021
Cultured Meat: A Global Perspective

Cultured Meat: A Global Perspective

Cultured meat has come a long way since 2013. What was once a concept from the realms of science fiction, made in tiny quantities in research labs for astronomical costs has now become an emerging industry, with start-ups across the world racing to become the first to successfully produce cultured meat on a commercial scale.
External Company Press Release
A Winning Solution for Autonomous Farming Safety

A Winning Solution for Autonomous Farming Safety

Agri-tech company Agribot AI has won the Agri-EPI and Hands Free Farm hackathon tackling safety and security concerns around autonomous agricultural vehicles.
AgTech Progress
Oct 14, 2021
Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Ideas have moved on from a smart city being a dystopian world of sensors everywhere and people control by artificial intelligence - smart cities are primarily about progressing to water, food, and power independence and minimal transport. How to make smart cities in both deserts and the sea must be figured out.
AgTech Progress
Oct 5, 2021
New Smart City Materials and Formats

New Smart City Materials and Formats

Cities seek more independence and security with water, food, and 100% electrification.
External Company Press Release
First-Ever Climate-Friendly Tractor

First-Ever Climate-Friendly Tractor

AUGA group, Europe's largest vertically integrated organic food producer, has introduced the world's first hybrid biomethane and electric tractor for professional farm use - AUGA M1. Until now, sustainable fuel tractors available on the market have not been suitable for large-scale farm work. This is the company's first step in offering technological solutions that will help eliminate climate pollution throughout the food supply chain and foster sustainable agriculture. According to a recent study, food systems are responsible for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, and a large part of it is due to the use of fossil fuels in agricultural machinery. According to Kęstutis Juščius, CEO of AUGA group, the new technology, on which AUGA M1 is based, will help to create a new food production model on a global scale and reduce the environmental impact of agriculture.
External Company Press Release
New Sensor Uses Photonics to Spot Killer Fruit & Veg

New Sensor Uses Photonics to Spot Killer Fruit & Veg

A recent study shows pesticides in fruit and vegetables kill 11,000 people every year and unintentionally poison 385 million worldwide. Monitoring these foods for microscopic chemicals and harmful bacteria can take days of sending small batches off to laboratories for testing and analysis. But now, a new detector is being developed to spot minute traces of these poisonous elements with photonics to give a result in minutes.
AgTech Progress
Sep 21, 2021
First Coffee Produced with Cellular Agriculture

First Coffee Produced with Cellular Agriculture

Researchers have successfully produced coffee cells in a bioreactor through cellular agriculture. The innovation can help to make the production of coffee more sustainable. The first batches produced in a laboratory in Finland smell and taste like conventional coffee.
AgTech Progress
Sep 16, 2021
Launch of the Largest Solar Powered Water Desalination System in Kenya

Launch of the Largest Solar Powered Water Desalination System in Kenya

On the 22nd of September 2021, one of the largest water desalination projects, and the first of its kind in Africa will be launched in Marsabit County, Kenya. It delivers over 11,000litres of drinking water per hour, with a capacity of providing water to over 30,000 community members in a radius of 5km water points, which will be distributed through 24 fully automated water ATMs.
AgTech Progress
Sep 15, 2021
Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones

Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones

SMART nanosensors are safer and less tedious than existing techniques for testing plants' response to compounds such as herbicides.
AgTech Progress
Sep 13, 2021
SpaceCows: Using AI to Tackle Feral Herds in Australia

SpaceCows: Using AI to Tackle Feral Herds in Australia

Unmanaged feral cattle and buffaloes have a huge impact on biodiversity including land degradation, overgrazing of native vegetation, erosion and destruction to rivers and wetlands. CSIRO and Microsoft are working on the digital twin project, dubbed SpaceCows, as part of the collaborative satellite herd-tracking program.
AgTech Progress
Sep 8, 2021
First CRISPR-Edited Wheat Grown in Europe to be Planted This Autumn

First CRISPR-Edited Wheat Grown in Europe to be Planted This Autumn

UK research institute Rothamsted Research, a pioneer of GM crop trials since the 1990s, has been granted permission by Defra to run a series of field trials of wheat that has been genome edited. The Hertfordshire-based experiments will be the first field trials of CRISPR edited wheat anywhere in the UK or Europe.
AgTech Progress
Nov 30, 2021
Grover, the Farming Assistance Robot

Grover, the Farming Assistance Robot

Grover is not your average farmer. It can lift more than 1,000 pounds and assists in the monitoring, watering, and harvesting of a wide variety of crops, from leafy greens to strawberries.
AgTech Progress
Nov 17, 2021
Join the Free IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Join the Free IDTechEx Webinar on Agricultural Robotics

Thursday 18 November 2021 - Can Technology Innovation Awaken a Sleeping Giant? This webinar includes a summary of the key issues facing global agriculture; emerging applications of agricultural robotics; an overview of some of the key developments in the field; and much more.
AgTech Progress
Nov 15, 2021
CyborGoats find their way into Norwegian villages

CyborGoats find their way into Norwegian villages

When grazing goats that are wearing this new technology hear a beep, it alerts them to stay within the invisible boundary of the grazing area. If they don't, a digital collar around their necks gives them a small electric shock.
AgTech Progress
Nov 4, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
AgTech Progress
Oct 26, 2021
Cultured Meat: A Global Perspective

Cultured Meat: A Global Perspective

Cultured meat has come a long way since 2013. What was once a concept from the realms of science fiction, made in tiny quantities in research labs for astronomical costs has now become an emerging industry, with start-ups across the world racing to become the first to successfully produce cultured meat on a commercial scale.
AgTech Progress
Oct 14, 2021
Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Ideas have moved on from a smart city being a dystopian world of sensors everywhere and people control by artificial intelligence - smart cities are primarily about progressing to water, food, and power independence and minimal transport. How to make smart cities in both deserts and the sea must be figured out.
External Company Press Release
First-Ever Climate-Friendly Tractor

First-Ever Climate-Friendly Tractor

AUGA group, Europe's largest vertically integrated organic food producer, has introduced the world's first hybrid biomethane and electric tractor for professional farm use - AUGA M1. Until now, sustainable fuel tractors available on the market have not been suitable for large-scale farm work. This is the company's first step in offering technological solutions that will help eliminate climate pollution throughout the food supply chain and foster sustainable agriculture. According to a recent study, food systems are responsible for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, and a large part of it is due to the use of fossil fuels in agricultural machinery. According to Kęstutis Juščius, CEO of AUGA group, the new technology, on which AUGA M1 is based, will help to create a new food production model on a global scale and reduce the environmental impact of agriculture.
AgTech Progress
Sep 21, 2021
First Coffee Produced with Cellular Agriculture

First Coffee Produced with Cellular Agriculture

Researchers have successfully produced coffee cells in a bioreactor through cellular agriculture. The innovation can help to make the production of coffee more sustainable. The first batches produced in a laboratory in Finland smell and taste like conventional coffee.
AgTech Progress
Sep 15, 2021
Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones

Researchers Design Sensors to Rapidly Detect Plant Hormones

SMART nanosensors are safer and less tedious than existing techniques for testing plants' response to compounds such as herbicides.
AgTech Progress
Sep 8, 2021
First CRISPR-Edited Wheat Grown in Europe to be Planted This Autumn

First CRISPR-Edited Wheat Grown in Europe to be Planted This Autumn

UK research institute Rothamsted Research, a pioneer of GM crop trials since the 1990s, has been granted permission by Defra to run a series of field trials of wheat that has been genome edited. The Hertfordshire-based experiments will be the first field trials of CRISPR edited wheat anywhere in the UK or Europe.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Autonomous agricultural robotics and its challenges

Autonomous agricultural robotics and its challenges

Across the world, the agriculture industry is facing challenges. The global population is projected to increase to 10 billion by 2050. Feeding this many people will require a 70% increase from today's global food production.
AgTech Progress
Nov 15, 2021
A Flexible New System for Creating Soft Robotics

A Flexible New System for Creating Soft Robotics

Researchers have invented bubble casting, a new way to make soft robots using "fancy balloons" that change shape in predictable ways when inflated with air.
AgTech Progress
Nov 5, 2021
Gridtractor Launches Fleet Electrification Services

Gridtractor Launches Fleet Electrification Services

Electrifying one medium-sized tractor in California reduces carbon emissions by as much as replacing 45 cars with EVs. Gridtractor will help farmers seamlessly integrate electric charging and vehicle to grid into their operations to strengthen the power grid with its smart energy platform. In addition, the company estimates farms can save 55-75 percent on fuel costs by going electric, and up to 90 percent by supplying stored power to irrigation pumps and to the grid.
AgTech Progress
Nov 1, 2021
AI Accelerates Search for Markers of Resistance to Sugarcane Disease

AI Accelerates Search for Markers of Resistance to Sugarcane Disease

Yellow leaf disease, a major sugarcane pest in Brazil, is caused by a virus resistant to thermal treatment. An infected plantation can be saved only by growing plantlets in tissue culture in the laboratory and planting them out, a time-consuming process that requires specialized infrastructure and personnel.
External Company Press Release
A Winning Solution for Autonomous Farming Safety

A Winning Solution for Autonomous Farming Safety

Agri-tech company Agribot AI has won the Agri-EPI and Hands Free Farm hackathon tackling safety and security concerns around autonomous agricultural vehicles.
AgTech Progress
Oct 5, 2021
New Smart City Materials and Formats

New Smart City Materials and Formats

Cities seek more independence and security with water, food, and 100% electrification.
External Company Press Release
New Sensor Uses Photonics to Spot Killer Fruit & Veg

New Sensor Uses Photonics to Spot Killer Fruit & Veg

A recent study shows pesticides in fruit and vegetables kill 11,000 people every year and unintentionally poison 385 million worldwide. Monitoring these foods for microscopic chemicals and harmful bacteria can take days of sending small batches off to laboratories for testing and analysis. But now, a new detector is being developed to spot minute traces of these poisonous elements with photonics to give a result in minutes.
AgTech Progress
Sep 16, 2021
Launch of the Largest Solar Powered Water Desalination System in Kenya

Launch of the Largest Solar Powered Water Desalination System in Kenya

On the 22nd of September 2021, one of the largest water desalination projects, and the first of its kind in Africa will be launched in Marsabit County, Kenya. It delivers over 11,000litres of drinking water per hour, with a capacity of providing water to over 30,000 community members in a radius of 5km water points, which will be distributed through 24 fully automated water ATMs.
AgTech Progress
Sep 13, 2021
SpaceCows: Using AI to Tackle Feral Herds in Australia

SpaceCows: Using AI to Tackle Feral Herds in Australia

Unmanaged feral cattle and buffaloes have a huge impact on biodiversity including land degradation, overgrazing of native vegetation, erosion and destruction to rivers and wetlands. CSIRO and Microsoft are working on the digital twin project, dubbed SpaceCows, as part of the collaborative satellite herd-tracking program.
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