Laava Smart Fingerprints moves into New Zealand market

Laava Smart Fingerprints® are now featured on a wide range of products around the world. The company has just expanded into New Zealand. The first customer is fresh food supplier J3 Freshstore and Pole to Pole. Working together with partners FreshSupplyCo and Gravitas Media, Laava has enabled an…

Hectre sets new record with fruit sizing app

In one single day, Hectre’s early fruit sizing tool, Spectre, has captured more images than were captured in the entire 2020 New Zealand apple harvest. “We’re absolutely blown away! When that result came through from our Spectre development team, the entire Hectre team was simply ecstatic,” says Hectre…

Summer 2021 characterized by booming demand for digital irrigation systems

In the current situation characterized by a water crisis and considering the extreme changeability of weather conditions, with increasingly intense and frequent extreme phenomena, an efficient management of irrigation water can become essential to save crops and businesses. The torrid dry summer of 2021…

China: Fresh-key guarantees effective detection of temperature and humidity of agricultural products

Temperature and humidity are the core factors that cannot be ignored for every link of agricultural products, from the field to the table. At the planting end, temperature and humidity have a great influence on the germination of seeds and the growth and development of plants; in the field of…

"We focus on customs issues, so importers and exporters can focus on daily trade"

Dutch customs brokerage firm grows to 24 employees within a year

"Total chaos" is how Robert van den Tol describes the situation when Brexit began. He is Rotterdam Customs Service's (RCS) general manager. It is also why this Dutch independent customs brokerage firm was founded. It now boasts a team of 24 people. By now, the RCS team has helped many exporters and…

QAAFI-UQ

Computer modelling and replication of real orchards to increase food production

Computer modelling could help orchardists design and plan their farms of the future. That is why University of Queensland researchers are utilizing "digital horticulture" which involves the optimization of orchard management practices. This is done by modelling in detail real or planned orchards with…

Tosca launches comprehensive supply chain IoT service - Asset IQ

Tosca, a global company in reusable container and pallet pooling for supply chains, announced that it has added a comprehensive IoT service called Asset IQ to its broad portfolio of reusable assets. Tosca Asset IQ is supply chain IoT that delivers critical data and insights about supply chain…

DropControl irrigation management technology arrives in Europe

"A single software where all irrigation management systems converge"

Water is a primordial element for life and a fundamental resource in agriculture, a sector that accounts for around 70% of all global freshwater extractions, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). However, it is a finite asset closely linked to the…

UTA to use tiny sensors to track bugs and combat infestations

The University of Texas at Arlington is helping develop tiny sensors that attach to insects, tracking their movements and life cycles in an effort to combat infestations and…

Developing automated vision technology for Ontario apples and tender fruit

Ontario’s tender fruit and apple growers have joined forces with a local agtech company to further develop its smartphone-powered computer vision system for Ontario tree fruit. Ontario Tender Fruit and Ontario Apple Growers are working with Kingston, ON-based Croptracker to expand their Harvest Quality…

First free APP intended specifically for the management of fruit tree farms launched in Spain

Simple, easy to configure and use, and with no download costs. We are talking about Farmable, an application that has already allowed thousands of fruit and vegetable growers…

INIA Chile developed a software for drones that allows releasing biological controllers in the fields

INIA, with the support of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA), developed software to support the management of pest monitoring of producers that allows releasing…

Andy Gray - Harvex

"With a successful New Zealand season behind us we are looking forward to the Dutch onion season”

Global online onion trading platform Harvex has just completed the first New Zealand onion export season and it has been a great success according to Andy Gray from the company. “This is a new frontier in online trading, with a successful New Zealand season behind us we are looking forward to the Dutch…

New wave of innovations allow independent grocers to offer new paths to online purchase

Retailer-branded mobile app and online SNAP unveiled at NGA show in Las Vegas

Rosie will unveil two important initiatives during the NGA Show in Las Vegas September, 19-20 2021: Rosie Mobile, a white label mobile app, and Online SNAP Payments. Both…

Plant Protection Regulatory Services Directorate

Ghana: PPRSD upgrades manual traceability system to e-traceability

Ghana’s Plant Protection Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) is upgrading its manual traceability system to e-traceability. This process should ensure that products are…

Gregal will present its new purchasing contract mobile app

"Agricultural food companies need to buy staple products directly from farmers. These companies are interested in closing contracts with farmers to ensure a supply of products that cover their production and programming needs, both in terms of quality and quantity," Gregal stated. Until now, the…

GC Farms improves its sorting efficiency with the Tomra Insight data platform

"The quality of our raw material may vary, but the product we deliver must always have a high quality"

As part of its commitment to digitization and staying ahead of the competition, US company George Chiala Farms is one of many vegetable processors globally using the Tomra Insight data platform. GC Farms specializes in the production of prepared plant-based ingredients for well-known consumer brands that…

Fieldin raises US$30 mln in Series B round

American-Israeli AgTech startup Fieldin has completed a US$30 million Series B funding round, led by Fortissimo Capital. There was participation of Zeev Ventures, Icon…

Michael Crisera – Food Growers Victoria

“A great strength of Tie Up Farming is the ability to work off line"

Tie Up Farming’s end to end technology management system has been available for a few years now and it has become an important tool for large businesses. “We offer a cloud-based solution dedicated to the horticulture industry, focussing on the operational side of the agro-business. The system can link…

DAKOSY and dbh digitalize the release process for "German Ports"

A German joint solution for the digitalized release process of import containers is being developed by the service providers DAKOSY AG, Hamburg, and dbh Logistics IT AG,…

eLocust3m

FAO deploys new app to combat locust outbreaks

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has developed the eLocust3m application to improve early warning through rapid detection, surveillance and monitoring of…

Agriplace chain makes lab analyses more transparent

AgriPlace, an international platform for managing a safe and sustainable supply chain, now also automatically retrieves information for users from their laboratories. In addition to information such as supplier agreements and certificates, lab analyses are now collected and checked. The connection with…

CubicFarms collaborates with Microsoft on cloud services for indoor farming tech

CubicFarm Systems Corp., an agtech company, announced that it has selected Microsoft’s technology to launch the next generation of indoor farming technologies for fresh food and fresh livestock feed. CubicFarms will be working with Microsoft’s cloud services to deliver technology that enables farmers to…

Pixofarm

Agtech company hopes to extend its digital yield monitoring solution in Australia and New Zealand orchards

A global agtech company that helps fruit producers by providing yield monitoring and forecast data is looking to expand operations in the Southern Hemisphere, including Australia and New Zealand. Pixofarm is a digital solution, which Co-Founder & CEO, Farid Edrisian says empowers fruit producers…

Dole Food & Beverage Group plans to digitize supply chain

Dole Food & Beverage Group is currently planning to digitize its supply chain by introducing end-to-end visualization that would enable the company to predict shipment delays,…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

New terminal era to witness increased velocity and visibility of container handling

CARGOES TOS+ has announced the delivery of Auto Gate System (AGS) and Terminal Internet of Things (TIoT) solutions that are currently being deployed to several customers around the world. CARGOES TOS+ is a cloud-based Terminal Operating System (TOS), an integrated platform encompassing all IT and…

Tzone introduces TempU08 Data Logger model

“We make complex fresh produce logistics easy”

The logistics of fresh produce are challenging and complex, especially when the distance that fresh produce travels to reach the consumer is growing longer. Different fruits and vegetables have different transportation requirements, especially when it comes to temperature. For example, fruits like…

Easy access to in-transit shipment data

Oversight platform adds single sign-on feature

Emerson has announced the release of a single sign-on feature for its cloud-based online Oversight software platform, which is used for tracking in-transit temperature shipment data from its GO Wireless Loggers, GO NFC (near-field) Loggers and GO Real-Time Trackers. This innovation makes it easier for…

UF scientists use AI to try to more accurately predict citrus yield

Researchers from the University of Florida are using artificial intelligence to help citrus growers improver their seasonal production forecasts. In a preliminary study…

Agthia launches online auction platform for dates

Agthia Group, a leading regional food and beverages company, has launched eZad, a business to business eAuction platform, where buyers from across the globe can buy dates in…

PMA Virtual Townhall

How to build on online grocery shopping trends

“They came via necessity but they’re staying for convenience, "says Jonna Parker, principal of IRI Center for Excellence, on what helped fuel online shopping over the past 18 months. Parker was part of the most recent PMA Virtual Town Hall on Online Insights and Evolving Shopper Sentiment, and shared her…

Frigga: Global cold supply chain real-time monitor brand

"We launched a disposable, real-time temperature recorder with global 4G coverage"

Frigga supplies real-time temperature recording solutions. Frigga real-time temperature recorders currently service clients on five continents. These clients are active in a wide range of industries including medicine, foodstuffs, distribution, and supermarket retail. The motto of Frigga has long been to…

Implementing predictive analytics and Artificial Intelligence solutions

Fortune Growers and ec2ce partner to improve productivity and sustainability of vegetables in Mexico

Fortune Growers, a leading broccoli producer in Mexico, and ec2ce, an agriculture technology company based in Spain, announced their collaboration to deploy advanced…

Agri-Food platform Nile.ag contributes to Food Security during Unrests, Lockdown

Digital marketplace Nile.ag saw demand spike during the week’s unrest that resulted in disruption to the agri-food value chain. According to Nile.ag’s founder, Louis de Kock, online marketplaces are able to contribute to food security during supply chain disruptions, since buyers and sellers do not have…

ProducePay launches Online Marketplace to shorten fresh produce supply chain

Los Angeles based Ag-Tech startup ProducePay wants to change the way growers of fresh produce in Mexico and South America transact with distributors in the USA with the launch…

Three main components causing the digital agriculture revolution

“The farming industry is undergoing a digital revolution. Thanks to the large-scale availability of sensors, cameras and other mobile and computing technologies that we could only dream of in the past, growers have great amounts of data at their disposal,” says Dr. Gajendra Pratap Singh. Cause of the…

Israeli tech startup AgroScout gets $7.5 mln Series A funding

AgroScout is an Israeli tech startup developing AI-driven cloud-based farming management platform. The company has announced securing $7.5 million in Series A funding;…

China pushes Digital Agriculture to enable rural vitalization

Digital agriculture is driving China’s rural vitalization. Experts claim digital technology is bound to play a bigger role in the country’s steps toward rural vitalization and…

Foodtech startup Ripe-Guard raises almost $1 mln to optimize produce shelf life

Ripe-Guard, a Kiryat Shmona-based startup that is developing a technology platform for predicting the shelf life of fruit and vegetables, has announced that it has completed…

2021 Esri User Conference

Australian Tree Crop Map Dashboard wins first place

The Australian Tree Crop Map Dashboard has won first place at the 2021 Esri User Conference, which is the world’s largest event dedicated to geographic information system (GIS) technology. The ATCM Dashboard was developed by Craig Shephard and Joel McKechnie, researchers from the University of New…

Key Technology introduces Key Discovery™

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces Key Discovery™. This suite of software solutions transforms Key’s digital sorting systems into IIoT connected devices that collect, analyze and share data while sorting product. By harnessing data about the sort process…

"We hope to help even more overseas brands promote their products on Chinese e-commerce platforms"

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on the marketing and sales of fresh fruit in the last two years. Consumer habits have completely changed. Many customers who always shopped for fresh fruit and vegetables in person have now discovered the convenience of online shopping. Jiazer…

Farid Edrisian on crop monitoring in fruit cultivation:

"We are making a difference"

"Harvest estimation plays an important role in fruit production. We came across this problem by accident, but are working to include more and more fruit varieties." Although CEO Farid Edrisian's original background is in innovation and tech rather than fruit, he is convinced he has found a product for a long-standing problem in…

Digital freight forwarder Shypple acquires Milestone to become first digital forwarder platform for perishables

Shypple, the Rotterdam-based digital freight forwarding platform, today announces that it has acquired Milestone, a leader in perishable logistics, becoming the first digital freight forwarder in the market for air and ocean freight perishables. By joining forces with Milestone, Shypple adds capabilities…

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,…


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