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Klaus Josef Lutz, BayWa AG:

"Lack of digital infrastructure endangers competitiveness of German farmers"

Klaus Josef Lutz, CEO of BayWa AG, is appealing to the German federal government to tackle the urgently needed digital infrastructure in with full force. On the occasion of…

Chilean blueberry farm where blockchain enters the food chain

Victor Edmundo Moller grows delicious blueberries in Chile. To produce and ship the best berries most efficiently, he has employed Naturipe, a farmer owned grower-shipper. The harvesters in Moller’s fields stick QR codes on crates of berries they’ve picked. While in the field, their crates are weighed…

Juan Gonzalez Pita:

“Salix Marketplace won't suffer from ‘empty restaurant syndrome’”

In recent years there have been various initiatives to further digitise trade but online platforms have had various negative results. Juan Gonzalez Pita, founder of Salix Fruit, has now accepted that challenge. Why does he think he can set up a successful trade platform where others have failed? Juan Gonzales Pita, founder of Salix…

Technology for consumers to use smartphones to analyze nutritional data, ingredients and freshness of food

Osram Opto Semiconductors , one of the three leading companies in the global lighting sector, is currently the only one developing a technology that, thanks to near-infrared spectroscopy based on LED technology (the so-called NIRED), will enable consumers to use their smartphones to analyze the…

Arizona produce distributor implements software upgrade

Willie Itule Produce is a family-owned Arizona produce distributor that opened its warehouse doors in 1979. Now, with the changing needs of their customers, Willie Itule…

Colruyt develops an audio shopping list

Belgians have the habit of making a list of the products they need before going to the supermarket. Now, they will not need to carry around their piece of paper anymore, only…

Intel announces Connected Logistics Platform

Intel announced the Intel Connected Logistics Platform (Intel CLP), a cost-effective internet of things (IoT) solution enabling users to monitor the condition and location of assets in any environment throughout the supply chain. There is a strong need for transparency and integrity throughout the supply chain. Consumers…

Greek kiwi grower launches cloud database

Zeus kiwi is proud to announce the launch of its new cloud database. zCore is a cloud-based software system developed in house by the Zeus IT department. It provides sophisticated data for every plot controlled by the PO. The software allows Zeus agronomists to organize, manage and monitor every Zeus…

Reducing give-away with smart software

In recent years there has been a development in the weighing of product. Growers are weighing less and less themselves, and the quantity of temporary labor is increasing by the year. Practice shows that control on labor and product is of paramount importance for many companies. However, LRE Weegtechniek…

Next generation FlashLink Real-Time Mini Loggers to be showcased in Berlin

DeltaTrak will be featuring the next generation FlashLink Real-Time Mini Loggers at Fruit Logistica 2019, Hall 23 / A-17, from February 6 to 8, 2019, at the Berlin ExpoCenter…

Spain: Online sale of oranges to avoid waste

Many agricultural producers are becoming desperate. Having to waste their mandarins, literally throwing them away on the ground, after a whole campaign of efforts and…

Alibaba's Jack Ma: "Technology could result in a new world war"

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has warned that technology could lead to a third world war. Wednesday he stated that history shows technological innovation is a primary factor behind…

RFID forklift scanner gives up-to-date overviews of internal logistics movements

Where in the warehouse are the forklifts? Which goods are they transporting and where are these items being placed? Routes can be efficiently organized. This is done by using automatic location and loading controls and route registration. Companies can also get an accurate, up-to-date overview of their…

Kiremko takes the first step towards data management with SAP

Continuous improvement is an important topic at Kiremko. As a market leader in the potato processing industry Kiremko has taken the first step towards the future, in which innovation, smart industry and the success of the customer will prevail. Purchasing of a new ERP platform (Enterprise Resource…

Nicolaï Fruit links SAP to QC One

The Belgian company, Nicolaï Fruit from Sint-Truiden, recently successfully linked its new ERP system, SAP Business One, to QC One. The integration between these two systems eases the…

Social media networks fill agro-extension gaps for Kenyan farmers

When Kenyan farmers seek each other’s advice, a simple WhatsApp conversation might be enough to exchange all the information needed. Through apps like these and social media networking sites, Kenyan farmers and agriculture experts interact and solve problems as they seek to boost food production in the…

Mississippi Delta farmers ready to expand smart agriculture solutions

Stimulated by a highly successful Tech Movement pilot program that uses new automated irrigation techniques to boost row crop yields while conserving water, C Spire is ready to expand its partnership with farmers and smart equipment firms to provide network and information technology support for…

The Ministers of Agriculture of 74 countries commit to promote the digitalization of the field

The Ministers of Agriculture of 74 countries that are participating in the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) pledged on Saturday to promote the digitization of the field as part of the common strategy for sustainable agricultural development adapted to the current consumer. "Intelligent solutions are needed…

Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch:

'Smart agriculture is a priority for Morocco'

Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch spoke at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) on Saturday in Berlin about the potential of digitizing Moroccan…

DJI and Microsoft - working on AI drones that can recognize objects

Recognizing an apple is a simple thing for even young toddlers.  It’s not for a drone, which needs to train its AI models on many, many pictures of apples: An apple in the shade, an apple in the sun, an apple from the front, from the back, from a frog’s perspective… It takes time, but machine learning effectively learns the same…

Chile: New solution for waste management in fruit exports

Until recently, Chilean fruit exporters could suffer a serious commercial problem when their containers arrived at the ports of destination: their fruit could be rejected because it had a high level of pesticide residue. As a result, exporters would have to make urgent efforts to redirect their product…

Chou'time, the app that makes you want to eat cauliflower

The vegetable producers' organization Prince de Bretagne, which brings together six cooperatives from the North Brittany coast, has launched a fun application called…

Retail giant ICA Sweden relies on more efficient disposition with RELEX

ICA Sweden, Sweden's leading food retailer, optimizes its supply chain processes with RELEX Solutions. The expertise promised by the software firm is intended to make planning and scheduling even more efficient. ICA Sweden is the supplier of 1,300 independently operated branches with a combined share of…

The lawyer Roveda: "Extreme attention is necessary"

Cybercrime hits fruit and vegetable companies too

A recent study by Surrey University illustrated that cybercrime is not only an illegal practice that exploits the internet, but it has also become a proper economy that generates 1.5 trillion dollars of income every year. The Washington Research Institute indicated Italy as one of the 10 countries most…

New app connects beekeepers and growers

Pollination Network, a mobile app that helps local farmers and growers find bees and beekeepers, launched this week in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app helps…

Saudi Customs integrates with IBM/Maersk’s TradeLens blockchain platform

Saudi Customs have announced it integrated its electronic data interchange (EDI) system FASAH with IBM and Maersk’s TradeLens blockchain platform. FASAH aims to enable data…

Operating your online store now easier with software of Youzan

Nowadays it is becoming more important to have an online business channel, since more consumers are buying online. In China this online market is developing very quick and that is why it is interesting to see how this market developed over the years. Youzan is a software and service company, which…

IBM Africa and Hello Tractor pilot AI/blockchain agri-tech platform

IBM Research and agri-tech start-up Hello Tractor have developed an AI and blockchain-driven platform for Africa’s farmers. The two companies will pilot the product in 2019…

US: QR code lets customers learn more about their lettuce

From now on, on all Square Roots food packaging, consumers can now see the complete story of where and how their food was grown, and who grew it, with a simple #knowyourfarmer scan. By simply scanning a QR code or typing in the lot number found on every package of Square Roots fresh produce, you are now able to…

FreshBot; a phone application that affects market prices?

The mobile application FreshBot was launched by a Ukrainian team who have direct knowledge of the export business and know how to  sell products to dealers. The FreshBot service allows you to…

Something's not right in the entry of garlic from third countries into the EU

Spanish garlic sales are stagnating

The Spanish garlic sector is going through very difficult times due to the international market situation. Sales have slowed down a lot and there is great uncertainty regarding the future. Yields have been high this year, similar to last year's, and the quality is also good; however, the current production volume is…

Alibaba's world electronic trading platform in Europe for the first time

On December 5th, the Alibaba Group and the Belgian federal government signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation, marking the European arrival of the world e-commerce…

Up to October, blueberry beats records

Peru: Fruits and vegetables boost agricultural sector's exports

According to the Association of Agricultural Producers' Associations of Peru (AGAP), Peruvian agricultural exports, up to October 2018, registered a growth of 15% over the…

How Capespan is conquering the technology tsunami

Most ERP projects do not succeed in one go

Many companies are anxious to take a new ERP system into use. Capespan is certainly not afraid to jump in and invest in a new system. This Belgian company has invested in a new system that has been implemented in seven countries already. Impossible? Tom Quets, CIO of Capespan told participants at the…

Assortment adjusted per region thanks to data

“We can do nothing without data”

The Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo, has expanded rapidly in the last decade. This chain currently has a market share of about 20%. This increase is partly due to take-overs. However, even without the effect these acquisitions have had, this chain of supermarkets has grown. Data is becoming increasingly important, even for supermarkets. But, how…


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