Buenos Aires port launches tender to upgrade document exchange digital platform

The General Port Administration has launched the tender to renew and modernize its Electronic Document Exchange platform, known as e-PuertoBUE, which is currently used in the…

Fruitobox platform launches two strategies based on transparency and prior contact

"Transparency is necessary to gain the trust of our users"

In an increasingly digital world, communities remain the core of social relationships. Built around common interests and free of physical barriers, trust is still the backbone of these relationships. With the aim of boosting user trust, Fruitobox has launched two strategies based on transparency and…

Spectre sets fruit sizing eyes on cherries

Interest in the New Zealand-made, computer vision AI, early fruit sizing tool, Spectre, continues to grow globally. In response to demand, agritech company Hectre, creators of Spectre, are now extending their fruit type coverage to cherries. “We’ve received requests for Spectre for Cherries from both US…

Port pptimizer ‘Horizon’ feature boosts advanced planning capabilities

Port of Los Angeles' new data module forecasts cargo movement up to six months out

Adding to its growing digital technology platform, the Port of Los Angeles has launched “Horizon,” a long-term cargo volume predictive feature of its Port Optimizer™ Control…

WeatherAsset is designed specifically to make it easier to quantify weather impacts

As any professional working in the fresh produce sector will know, it’s almost impossible to escape an article about the impact of weather on the sector. Weather is constantly creating challenges for fresh produce businesses. With climate-related variability on the increase, better monitoring of the…

Aptean launches integrated CRM for its food and beverage ERP solutions

Today, Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, announced the launch of new, integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for…

It will help producers increase their productivity and profitability, while reducing costs

Instacrops' high technology arrives in Colombia

According to data from the World Bank, in Colombia producers use more than 744 kilos of fertilizer per hectare, a volume much higher than in other countries, such as Chile or…

Will WhatsApp become a new sales channel?

According to Prodware, a leader in information technology consulting services, consumers are increasingly more curious, impatient, demanding, and require instant and…

NVIDIA & University of Southern California:

DiSECt – a differentiable simulation engine for autonomous robotic cutting

Robotics researchers from NVIDIA and the University of Southern California presented their work at the 2021 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) conference. It was named…

"Marketers can negotiate purchase prices for fruit based on accurate data"

Israeli technology designed to forecast farm production and distribution by calibers arrives in Spain

Knowing exactly the production volumes a farm will yield, as well as their distribution by size, is now possible with the help of high-end technology applied to agriculture. We are talking about the Israeli FruitSpec system for field analysis, equipped with a hyperspectral camera. It's the first time…

DycoTrade brings a Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution for commodity traders

DycoTrade is a comprehensive, ERP solution for any commodity trading company. Based on the newest Microsoft technology – Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management, following the latest trends in IT, allowing companies to simplify daily logistical and trading operations.   Why DycoTrade? DycoTrade has been…

The new Groumm - Primo Mercato online marketplace

Digitized B2B platform for professionals in the fruit and vegetables sector

The Italian fruit and vegetable and agri-food trade is increasingly being confronted with newly emerging production countries on the one hand and more sophisticated consumer markets on the other. Consumers are more aware of the need for higher quality and food safety, but there is a very wide and often…

Chinese farmers earn millions from livestreaming fruit on China’s TikTok

In 2018, Jin Guowei was heavily indebted, peddling fruit to tourists in the streets of Lijiang, Yunnan. Now he’s Brother Pomegranate, an Internet sensation with 7.3 million…

Vietnam: Essential goods online orders overwhelm HCMC’s retailers

The unprecedented volume of online orders at major grocers and supermarket chains in Ho Chi Minh City has resulted in cancellations and long delays in delivery. Retailers say they are racing to add online shopping and ramping up staff for home delivery services amidst the continuing lockdown and strict…

Hundreds of new users in June 2021

A database for crop protection product - an essential tool for professionals

In June 2021, BDF has become a true point of reference for agricultural operators. All new users were given free access to try the most extensive Italian crop protection product database for 30 days.  FreshPlaza talked about it with Daniele Squatriti, president and administrator of BDF srl"We are very pleased…

Fruitobox, the online fruit and vegetable fair, presents a new image and improvements in functionalities

Established less than a year ago, Fruitobox is the only online specialized fruit and vegetable fair that operates throughout the year. It was created with the aim of helping producers, importers, exporters, the auxiliary and logistics industries to establish safe and fruitful relationships that allow…

AKILIMO digital platform improves Rwandan potato yields

Potatoes are cultivated across Rwanda and they are growing in popularity. The majority of the crop is produced in the northwestern region of the country in the districts of…

New project gives Dutch coop optimum traceability

Traceability plays a major role in efficiently designed business processes. That's why the Dutch company, JEM-id, developed a scanning project for Growers United and its members. This solution ensures that the organization has direct insight into traceability and production progress. To show how this…

Rockstart concludes the exit of climate intelligence platform Agranimo

Rockstart, global accelerator-VC, announces that it has completed its first exit from the Rockstart AgriFood fund only 20 months after the initial investment. With the exit,…

The importance of traceability tech for African agriculture

Many economic, social, and environmental problems in Africa come from a lack of transparency within supply chains. Contaminated food, counterfeit medications and product…

Roamler's European Retail Soft Monitor meets a need

"Berry Monitor allows for strategy-based, rather than gut-feeling negotiations"

Roamler launched the Berry Monitor eight months ago. This Dutch company is focused on the fruit and vegetable chain. It offers a system that holds European soft fruit data. It's available in a single, clear dashboard via a smartphone community. More than 30 parties have already subscribed. These include…

Belgian company adds harvest performance to online tool

“This system records precisely how much, where each person's picked"

Laurens Tack is the founder of the Belgian company, Agromanager. A few years ago, he began developing an online tool. He wanted growers to be able to link all their administration in a single system. This system won him the 2018 Innovation Campaign. Recently, he added a new module – harvest registration.…

Russia: Digital agri tech will see enormous growth in next five years

The Russian market of digital agro-industrial technologies amounted to about 360 billion rubles in 2020. But according to the chairman of the board of the Rosselkhozbank…

KPMG to deploy new Oracle tech for banana producer Mackay Farming Group

In a move designed to streamline its existing systems, professional services firm KPMG will deploy new Oracle tech for banana producer Mackay Farming Group. KPMG is set to…

GrubMarket acquires Sierra Produce to become biggest provider of South American fruits in United States

GrubMarket has announced it has completed the acquisition of Sierra Produce, one of the largest importers of South American fruits directly from growers into the United…

The future of food production is insight

Agri-Food software developer KisanHub have launched Reporting and Analytics Dashboards to provide fast, convenient access to business-critical supply chain data for Producer Groups. The Dashboards aggregate real-time information from KisanHub’s existing range of agri-data solutions to provide a…

Six ways chatbots can streamline the food industry

As many brands are investing in improving their customer experience, industry experts estimate that the chatbot market will reach $1.25 billion by 2025. The benefits of…

Sri Lanka looks at IT solutions for fruit and veg price control

Last week, Youth and Sports Minister and the Chairman of the “Gama Samaga Pilisandara” Rural Development Task Force, Namal Rajapaksa, instructed officials to focus on a…

New ‘e-Vegetable Market’ application

Greece: Renti Vegetable Market digitalization welcomed

Traders have already shown great interest for the new "e-Vegetable Market" application from the Central Vegetable Market of Renti, which enables parties to make their…

Carrefour Group: New data and retail media strategy with Carrefour Links platform

The Carrefour Group has announced its new data and retail media strategy, with the launch of Carrefour Links. Intended for the group’s partner companies, this platform aims at better meeting clients’ expectations by creating more personalized and more relevant experiences, in the stores and online. The…

PMA Global Retail Week

Technology’s role in retail is multi-faceted

As part of PMA’s Global Retail Week, yesterday's session focusing on North America examined the evolving role of technology in retail and produce. Anne-Marie Roerink of 210…

Idroterm Serre

New irrigation boom for greenhouse irrigation

"Agriculture 4.0 definitely presents many advantages in terms of sustainability and economic and environmental efficiency. Even though it may seem difficult to apply for those who are used to employing traditional methods, digitally managed crops are growing rapidly in greenhouses where the environment…

Fresh Del Monte announces partnership to accelerate into new digital era

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., a vertically integrated producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, has announced its…

UK: Defra signs £ 54.5 mln contract with “Digital Delivery Partner”

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Areas has selected Kainos as its “digital distribution partner”, signing a £ 54.5 million two-year contract with the…


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