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Happy Banana deploys QR code to give more details

FarmTrace can track a banana’s journey from farm to consumer

The retailing of the humble banana is set to go hi-tech in some parts of the country soon. By scanning a QR code, one can soon track the journey of the banana from the farm to the consumer’s basket. Happy Banana, the fruit brand from Desai Fruits Venture Pvt Ltd (DFV), has started deploying the QR code…

New app from UN Food and Agriculture Organization

South Africa: Digital solutions to help tackle fall armyworm

A new app developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization will help South African growers track the fall armyworm outbreak and access resources on how to combat it. The…

Chinese tech-company announces new thermometer with global 4G application

Chinese tech-company Frigga recently announced a new 3G thermometer. This real-time thermometer is now already in use on five continents. More recently the company introduced another product in their wireless, real-time monitoring product series, when they officially announced their 4G-enabled monitoring…

Temperature data loggers guarantee high product quality of Panama papaya

Papayas from Panama are well known and their export volume is growing every year. However, this fruit easily spoils during transportation and storage. One of the main questions in this industry is how the papaya can best be kept fresh during distribution. The Panama papaya exporter Panafruit S.A.…

CRü, the new zucchini variety that can be consumed raw

The Almeria-based cooperative Cohorsan, member of the Unica Group, is producing CRü, a new zucchini variety that can be consumed raw. This cooperative is a leader in the…

Farmpal: Removing middlemen and connecting growers to businesses directly

In Pune, start-ups like Farmpal have opened new collection centres to help growers deliver fresh produce easily by connecting growers to their markets and cutting off the…

Wrightstudio

Using blockchain to combat Australia’s food and wine fraud problem

National Blockchain Lead Chloe White -from the Department of Industry- recently stated that as  Australia is a significant exporter of fruit and vegetables, making use of blockchain…

Bengaluru, Karnataka

Tech start-up Aibono raises another $2 mln in pre-series A round

Last Friday, farm aggregator Aibono announced it has raised $2 million in a pre-series A round from Japanese venture capital firms Rebright Partners and Mitsui Sumitomo…

Gemüsebau Steiner relies on industry-specific ERP-solution from activeIT

"With traceNET-Production, processes can be planned and controlled effectively”

Gemüsebau Steiner is a family business founded in 2014 in Kirchweidach, Upper Bavaria, which specialises in natural, fresh and above all sustainable vegetable cultivation. Today, with over 200 employees, Gemüsebau Steiner and BIOhof Kirchweidach cultivate 32 hectares of land with tomatoes, peppers,…

Agriota E-Marketplace

Blockchain platform connects Indian farmers to food industry UAE

Food industry managers in the United Arab Emirates may soon be able to use a blockchain-based supply chain to obtain agricultural products directly from India. According to an Aug. 31 report, officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be using Agriota E-Marketplace, a new platform that employs…

AUSVEG:

Bridging the gap between farm and packhouse with provenance verification technology

The uptake of new technologies to provide traceability within the fruit and vegetable industry has increased over the last few years. This is partially in response to the recent food tampering and contamination crises, but also through an industry wide recognition that good traceability systems offer…

TriSon Farms International Inc. adopts iTrade traceability campaign

TriSon Farms International Inc., is the latest customer to pick up the food safety mantle and join iTrade’s iTracefresh program. As the leading global provider of supply chain…

Autogrow releases public API to empower growers

Autogrow has released a public API (Application Programming Interface) allowing connectivity between their Folium sensor network and other farm sensor data. “Growers currently…

Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan Pongsak Tiantad

Mobile phones will help 1.7 million small-scale farmers increase production during COVID-19

Yesterday, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced that some 1.7 million small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan will soon receive…

University of Tasmania, Australia Tiffanybbear

$455,000 grant for tech to combat fruit fraud

Researchers at the University of Tasmania have been awarded a $455,000 federal government grant. The money is destined to aid the development of a new technology that will…

Software proves responsive to Covid-19 challenges

Advanced and flexible software from Nulogy, a provider of supply chain solutions, has enabled Marsden Packaging to remain responsive to the changing needs of brand owners throughout the volatility of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marsden Packaging, based in Blackburn, specialises in primary and secondary…

"There are significant gains in efficiency, accuracy and traceability"

The online farm management system reducing the manual paperwork system

The mentality of working smarter - not harder - in the fresh produce industry, is growing, according to a major New Zealand technology solutions company. ABC Software has two primary solutions; ABCgrower and ABCpacker. Co-owner Sharon Chapman says business decision-makers are looking to invest into smart…

FreshChain Systems

"Consumers want to know more about the food they eat, now more than ever”

The emergence of COVID-19 has accelerated the need for reliable end-to-end traceability in the fresh produce industry, according to a leading Australian blockchain traceability and assurance system. Co-Founder of FreshChain Systems Greg Calvert says there has been growing awareness of food safety and…

Jupiter Group secures partnership with blockchain traceability provider DiMuto

Global fresh produce grower Jupiter Group have consolidated their plans to provide fully traceable fresh produce to consumers around the world, by signing an exclusive agreement with DiMuto, a trade technology solutions platform, to implement blockchain traceability for the group’s core range of fresh…

Australia: Farmbot partners with Inmarsat to deliver remote watering solutions

Inmarsat and Farmbot have entered into an agreement that will enable the agtech start-up to deliver its water monitoring software-as-a-service solution to farmers located…

Improving the citrus export cold chain

In the shadow of COVID-19, remote monitoring of the cold chain will be more valuable than ever for Queensland’s north Burnett citrus growers. While Queensland citrus seafreight shipments to protocol markets in Asia require an in-transit cold disinfestation phytosanitary treatment, it is also important to…

Sagi Pinkas - GESHEM

Israeli satellite irrigation recommendation technology available in South Africa

“Every commercial farm has five to six different software packages, on different platforms, using different databases. With the huge leaps in agricultural technology of the past fifty years, farmers are getting enslaved in technology,” says Sagi Pinkas, CEO and founder of GESHEM. He believes…

73% of Latin American wholesale markets have been digitized during the pandemic

A survey carried out in June by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Latin American Federation of Supply Markets (FLAMA) has concluded…

Ceres Imaging

California farmers need help from the skies

An expanding global demand for California produce, stretched water resources, receding ground water levels and increasing government regulations is causing California growers…

Stimulating female empowerment: LC Packaging

"LC Packaging helps female Bengali employees gain control of their finances with digital salary payments"

To contribute to the further economic development of women in Bangladesh and to improve their financial independence, LC Packaging’s SA8000 certified production facility…

3G real-time recorder with a screen

Frigga launches new temperature recorder T90

Last month, Frigga released their ultra low cost, disposable real-time temperature recorder that lasts up to 90 days. So far, this USB thermometer is being well received by customers. This month, Frigga continued to expand their wireless real-time product line and launched a new 3G real-time temperature…

‘Horizon Programme’ to digitise key areas of mission critical systems

Zespri to embark on four-year digital transformation

Recently, kiwifruit giant Zespri announced that it would be embarking on a four-year programme to digitise its systems to become more efficient and effective. This ‘Horizon…

Vending machines for fruits and vegetables are big hit in northwest China

In Yinchuan, the capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, since June there have been installed many fruit and vegetable vending machines. Yinchuan is one of China's pilot ‘smart cities’, trying to effectively apply technologies in city administration, public security, transportation,…

C.H. Robinson joins forces with Microsoft to digitally transform supply chain

C.H. Robinson and Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced they are joining forces to digitally transform supply chains of the future by combining the power of C.H. Robinson’s…

AU: RFID monitoring is suited to regular routes

As supply chains adapt to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, autonomous reporting technologies like RFID (radio frequency identification) offer a consignment monitoring…

Citrus Australia and Agriculture Victoria demonstrate traceability in action

Globally, consumers are demanding more information on how and where their food is produced. Through traceability, we have an opportunity to meet these demands and strengthen our reputation as world leading producers of premium food and fibre products. Traceability is the ability to follow the movement of…

Widely used in industries of fresh produce, cold chain, and medicine

Increasing attention paid to temperature and humidity recorders

Over recent years, consumer requirements for product quality have been increasing. Consequently, the requirements for temperature and humidity in various industries have become increasingly strict. Against this backdrop, temperature and humidity recorders able to conduct real-time monitoring of various…

AgTech India’s new focus on food safety and traceability

With traditional agriculture in India making a historic shift to next gen technology like farm automation, Artificial Intelligence, GIS mapping, satellite imagery and big data analytics, the preference for ERP solutions is on a rise owing to the complete visibility of data and product life cycle across…

Port of Rotterdam to start trial with PIN-free container handling

This week, various parties in Rotterdam will be launching a new pilot project, in which containers are handled and released without a PIN code: a widely used verification method in this transport segment. The project revolves around a new application, Secure Container Release, which replaces the PIN code…

Peru and Chile sign an agreement for electronic certification in agricultural exports

Peru and Chile signed an agreement to launch electronic certification in agro-export procedures between the two countries. This information exchange system on phytosanitary…

Mushroom training goes virtual

Costa and Melbourne Polytechnic are leading the way in the development of workplace training technology to provide an enhanced training experience for more Victorians. Mushroom harvesting is a skilled job that requires speed, agility, manual dexterity, and the ability to quickly identify when the produce is ready to be…

Gerhard Nel – FarSoft Solutions

Digital systems provide a meaningful way of looking at fruit

The fruit industry has become very complex with the amount of data available from packing and cooling facilities plus increasingly strict export regulations. “You have to be able to give simple answers to complex questions,” says Gerhard Nel, director at FarSoft Solutions. Packhouse data are crucial to…

GO Real-Time Trackers used to protect avocados from theft

The state of Michoacán in Mexico supplies about 45 percent of the international avocado market. One of the region’s grower-shippers of the ‘green gold’, La Bonanza Avocados, located in Uruapan Michoacán, has been a target of the country’s organized crime cartels. Challenge“Avocado theft is an ongoing…

The Australian online trading platform giving wholesalers the technological edge

One of Australia's leading fresh produce wholesale management software companies, Zupply has found that using a digital platform during the COVID-19 pandemic has given their clients an advantage in terms of reducing costs while maintaining supply. The system works by connecting wholesale companies with…


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