AgriPlace Chain connects with On the way to PlanetProof, enabling simple supplier approval

'On the way to PlanetProof' certification has grown rapidly as a certificate and has become a requirement for Dutch supermarkets to ensure produce is produced in a sustainable…

"Energy inflation is forcing people to look closer at ways of reducing consumption while maintaining product quality”

The whole fresh produce supply chain is under pressure due to inflation in energy, production and labour costs and food waste has long been a topic of discussion. Can technology help retailers to deliver fresher produce for consumers while also reducing their costs? IMS Evolve has been in the business of…

"We present a single-use temperature and humidity data logger with screen"

The logistics of fresh produce is challenging and complex when transport takes a long time and involves different regions. Different fruits and vegetables have different transportation requirements, especially in terms of temperature and humidity. For example, oranges, grapes, cherries, garlic and onions…

Radford Software

Unprecedented demand for fresh produce software company after remote packhouse solutions installation

A leading New Zealand fresh produce software provider says it is receiving unprecedented demand for its services, particularly following the latest successful implementation of its packhouse solutions. Earlier this year, Radford Software onboarded leading Australian asparagus producer and distributor…

Reduction in processing costs

Automating the process of receiving orders

Consentio, a software company specializing in developing digital automation solutions for fresh produce companies, is entering the United States. “Headquartered in Spain and having 12,000 customers globally, we are slowly building presence in the US,” says Andy Makeham, Head of Consentio USA.…

Hwy Haul CEO Syed Aman:

‘Digitizing supply chains would slash food waste’

Syed Aman founded Hwy Haul in 2018, with a mission to eliminate waste in the transportation of food from farms to consumers. With a background in supply chains and…

50,000 Kenyan potato growers partner with Agrico PSA

Agrico PSA has recently reached another milestone: over 50,000 Kenyan potato farmers are now digitally partnering via their Facebook page. PSA’s Facebook page has evolved into…

HarvestEye will showcase innovative technology tool at World Potato Congress event

HarvestEye – a machine-learning driven crop insights tool – is heading to the World Potato Congress at the end of May, as it continues to showcase on the global agricultural…

Digital Agricultural Academy of Hungary to take farmers into new age

Farmers in Hungary are being taught how farming can benefit from the digital revolution through free online courses offered by the specially created Digital Agricultural Academy. The academy, housed at the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in the first year of the project received, a…

BASE and EMPA select Innoterra for early detection of defects in bananas

The Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) have selected Innoterra to partner and develop…

To empower smallholder farmers with digitalized farm to fork visibility & financing services

DiMuto launches farm management application DiMuto Farm Management

DiMuto, a global AgriFood Trade Solutions company, launches DiMuto Farm Management, the latest feature in its all-in-one Trade Platform. DiMuto Farm Management digitalizes smallholder farm operations and achieves upstream supply chain visibility. The DiMuto Farm Management application connects growing,…

Tule Technologies and HotSpot Ag

ET technology gets boost from software system

The only company to provide actual evapotranspiration rates for crops has teamed up with another California startup to assist growers. Tule Technologies and HotSpot Ag offer…

Predicting disease and pest risk for fruit crops through digital innovation

Big businesses trading in citrus fruits tend to remain stuck in the past, but in 2017, serendipity brought Martina Drobná into contact with biologist and entomologist, Dr.…

Successful start for the e-commerce site of the Rungis market for professionals

More than three months after its launch, rungismarket.com is experiencing a successful start and is already seeing promising results. Designed in partnership with Califrais,…

“TempU08 Disposable USB temperature data logger with LCD Screen is better at recording temperature changes during transport”

The ability to accurately monitor temperature and humidity levels in storage or during transport is of the utmost importance to manufacturers, suppliers, importers, and exporters. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, with transport costs rising, a shortage of shipping containers, delays in distribution…

The Yield is using AI to help feed the world

The Yield is a prominent Australian tech business that uses data and artificial intelligence (AI) to help its corporate customers to grow, distribute and sell more…

Vidyanath Gururajan - HarvestEye

“If growers know how much of their crop is within the marketable range, they can set a better price for the produce"

Crop sizes can be unpredictable, and growers never really know what they have got until it is being sorted and packed, this makes marketing the crop challenging. There is a new technology on the market which can help growers to market their crops. HarvestEye can precisely measure the size of root crops…

HDG increases access with Agri Software

"Transparency within the chain becoming increasingly important"

The Dutch company HDG Survey Group started Agri Software to market its self-developed quality control tool QC4U better. "We thought it time to throw the gates open even wider and make our complete tool available to all interested parties," says Stefan Loos of Agri Software. "The market still has plenty…

Pakistan:

Agriculture Ministry to develop Real-Time Crop Forecasting (RTCF) system

The Agriculture Ministry is planning to develop an integrated portal for Real Time Crop forecasting (RTCF) system that will integrate the diverse information using the…

FBI issues warning to US agricultural cooperatives

Cyber-attacks on cooperatives during planting and harvest more likely

Recently, the FBI has issued a warning to US agricultural cooperatives that ransomware attacks could be more likely during the planting and harvest seasons. While attacks…

Cimcorp

Modernizing intralogistics with software-driven automation

Intralogistics system integrator, Cimcorp, with its software-driven automation will be exhibiting at LogiMAT, which takes place from May 31 to June 2 in Stuttgart, Germany. The firm will be demonstrating holistic solutions to amp up the intralogistics of the major players in the food retail industry. To…

Israeli startup SunDo connects farmers and locals

Israeli startup SunDo strives to connect farmers and consumers living close to each other, working on short circuits and affordable prices. Yaron Waxman, the company's CTO and…

The first to digitize grower contracts into one supplier management system

CropTrak adds digital contracting and settlement for end-to-end financial capability

Today, CropTrak publicly released a platform update that expands its capabilities to provide multi-stakeholders complete visibility of the financial transactions across their ingredient supply chain. For the first time, food and beverage companies managing grower contracts and settlements can do so in…

ClimateAi: Forecasting weather & climate far into future

Startup, ClimateAi, is using artificial intelligence to bring precision weather and long-term forecasts to farmers. The company is set on using AI to maximize weather…

Cyberattack hits Costa Rican Finance Ministry

As of Tuesday, tax and customs platforms are temporarily suspended for external users. Internal financial systems and payroll services for the Education Ministry and the…

Harvesting tool allows for more accurate yield management

A new harvesting tool that collects location data, for the first time, enables farmers to easily determine the number of fruit produced in a specific area in an orchard on an almost per tree basis. The PickLogger™, developed by global agricultural company Agri Technovation, has recently won the…

Croptracker releases Harvest Quality Vision Overhead Bin Scanning

After months of developing a brand new solution and thoroughly beta-testing the product for a year, Croptracker is ready to announce the release of their Overhead Bin Scanning…

Transmetriq launches rail management system

Railinc’s TransmetriQ unit has announced a major advance in shipment tracking and Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) services.TransmetriQ’s Rail Management System (RMS) enables…

Simone Pollano: “Huge request from farmers around the world to pick avocadoes, citrus and kiwi fruit.”

Tevel set to start fully automated robotic harvesting in Europe from June

The shortage of agricultural labour to harvest fruit, felt most acutely in Europe, is about to be alleviated with Tevel’s FARTM (Flying Autonomous Robots) system set to start harvesting apricots in Italy from June this year. Simone Pollano, General Manager Europe for Tevel Aerobotics Technologies LTD,…

BumperCrop

The right technology system can be important to strengthening horticulture workforce efficiency

For horticulture labour technology to be effective, growers need to find and introduce a system that gives them positive efficiencies without the major drawbacks, according to a New Zealand based crop management software company. Adam Forbes, Founder of BumperCrop says that data and technology options…

Srinagar-based researcher develops app to help Jammu and Kashmir apple growers

Basharat Ahmed Bhat, a Srinagar-based researcher is aiming to revolutionize apple cultivation by providing a smart app to farmers which will change the way apple cultivation…

Europe's first end-to-end cargo LoRaWAN based cargo temperature monitoring service launched

The Port of Antwerp in Belgium, Europe's second-largest container hub, has announced a service offering cargo temperature condition monitoring for logistics assets and cargo, providing exception alerting solutions for cargoes for both shippers and 3PLs. This service is provided in collaboration with Foodcareplus,…

Golden Grove Nursery uses smart technology

Golden Grove Nursery at Torbanlea, Queensland, has reimagined its entire business operation by utilising remote sensing technology. It is one of Australia's leading commercial…

Key HMRC system outage - P&O Ferries problem - surge in tourist traffic

Customs IT problems creates even longer delays at Channel crossings

UK customs officials are battling to resolve an outage in a key post-Brexit IT system. A surge in Easter tourist traffic and reduced sailings from Dover, where several P&O…

Frigga launches new website this month

"We have clients in many different industries and they all have their unique requirements for monitoring products"

Frigga is a manufacturer and supplier specializing in real-time monitoring solutions. The company supplies clients in pharmaceutical industries, food industries, distribution, and supermarkets on five continents. And this month Frigga launches their new website. "We have clients in many different…

Irritec and Netsens - strategic and commercial agreement for IoT agriculture

Irritec, a company working in the precision irrigation sector, and Netsens, a smart-farming company, have signed a strategic and commercial deal thanks to which Irritec will…

Nicolas Cavalier, Telaqua:

“We control the irrigation process in real time”

Telaqua, an expert in irrigation management, specializes in very large-scale fruit and wine productions thanks to its new product, Mano V2.“Our clients are used to controlling their irrigation using agronomic data, but very few of them make sure that their irrigation system is working properly. They use…

Shypple launches world's first digital expeditor platform for fruit and vegetable products

Shypple has launched the first digital expeditor platform for fruit and vegetable products. This Dutch digital forwarder announced this at Fruit Logistica. This, the largest…

Experience Fruit Quality

Ripeness and quality data at your fingertips

Experience Fruit Quality has created a fruit quality and ripeness platform for companies that work with exotic fruit on a daily basis. It integrally links sourcing, quality control, ripening, and sorting information and automatically makes it understandable. Companies receive targeted advice and support…

NZ packhouse technology notches up firsts with asparagus producer

New Zealand fresh produce software provider Radford Software has onboarded leading Australian asparagus producer and distributor Raffa Fields to implement a packhouse system…

Marina Martin Curran, sustainability manager at Vivent

PhytlSigns: analyzing and using electric signals from plants to optimize crops

“When we talk about plant communication, people know immediately what we are talking about,” explains Marina Martin Curran, sustainable development manager at Vivent. Just as trees exchange information through their roots using electrical, mechanical and chemical signals, fruit and vegetables also emit…

A proposal by the Italian company Monti Tecnologie del freddo which will be at Fruit Logistica

Isothermal cells and the launch of an innovative remote control system

"We will be presenting our new system at Fruit Logistica. It is designed for facilities that are controlled by a web browser and app, where both customers and our service department can monitor and save all the temperature values of a cell on a cloud server. Our PLC is made according to customer…

New ERP system Zest implemented at Vrugteboom

Vrugteboom, an international company for the import and export of fruit, has offices in Egypt, South Africa and the Netherlands. With a diverse, international team, a well-functioning, intuitive ERP system is a necessity. That's why they switched to Zest. Vrugteboom already had an ERP system, but it was…

Chinese cities witness surge in local E-commerce

The need to better leverage e-commerce to sell high-quality agricultural products to more consumers and make logistics services more efficient and cost-effective has become…

Will Hill - FruPro

"We are very proud to be selected as one of 20 Start-ups to present in Berlin"

FruPro has launched of its platform B2B fresh produce marketplace that will connect supply chains end-to-end. The soft launch took place on 28th of February, with the full launch next week (21st March). The company aims to improve how the fresh produce industry works by bringing much-needed clarity and…

Backing better tracing to combat plant biosecurity threats

The McGowan Government has launched a new grants program to test traceability systems for plant and plant products such as grains, fruit, vegetables and nursery stock. Grants…

Saudi Ports Authority

Mawani signs 5G technology deals to automate port operations

The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has signed three agreements to launch the "smart ports initiative" aiming to automate operations in Saudi Ports. Mawani has inked three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with the following organisations: Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Ericsson and Huawei Saudi Global Ports…

Migiva automates quality control and adds data-driven decision making with the Clarifruit Platform

The Migiva Group is a leading vertically integrated farming and marketing company, with its own grower-exporter operations and its own global sales and marketing operations,…

Allan Anderson - ANDFresh

"We have introduced the Frigga 4G range of Real Time Data Loggers"

AND Fresh is partnered with Frigga Tech and is the exclusive Australian & Australasia licensed dealer for Get Real Data Loggers powered by Frigga Tech. Real Time Data Loggers are designed to provide reliable temperature monitoring for domestic and overseas shipments. With 3G global coverage, the Data…

WayBeyond launches FarmRoad Mobile targeting pest, disease and on-farm data capture

With a further move towards supporting growers on their digital journey, WayBeyond has launched a mobile app which makes crop data capture faster and easier, particularly for onsite scouting of pests and pathogens. “There are currently relatively few digital products on the market which assist growers…

MSC joins White House FLOW initiative to improve supply chain data-sharing

Relying on a common digital infrastructure to connect the supply chain is vital to moving goods more efficiently. So, MSC is delighted to join Freight Logistics Optimization…

Roamler to launch Fruit-Vegetable monitor in June

"Soft fruit and Tomato Monitors now have quality component"

Following on from their Berry Monitor, Roamler introduced a Tomato Monitor last fall. This device gives an overview of the entire European tomato landscape's data in one convenient dashboard. "It was received very enthusiastically. Customers from several European countries are connected to this monitor,"…

AI agtech company raises $24 million Series B

IUNU has raised an oversubscribed $24 million Series B round of financing led by Lewis & Clark AgriFood. Existing investors S2G Ventures, Ceres Partners and Astanor Ventures also participated. This funding will be used to accelerate the company’s growth plans, specifically around global sales expansion…

StoneX launches Farm Advantage App to put essential market information in producers' hands

StoneX Financial Inc., a subsidiary of StoneX Group Inc., has announced the launch of Farm Advantage, a free smartphone app aimed at agriculture producers in areas of row crops, livestock and dairy. The app allows them to market what they produce, manage their risk, maximize margins and grow their…

Australian strawberries grow and flourish with AI

Driving farming production and disease prevention through artificial intelligence technologies is the key aim of an Australian Research Council Research Hub. The hub received…

Citrus Technical Forum 2022

Australian citrus grower shares tips on how to manage new piece rate laws

A Far North Queensland citrus grower believes he is already prepared for the upcoming piece-rate legislation, encouraging fellow producers to consider investing in specialised technology software solutions to not only streamline operations but improve productivity. Originally from South Africa, Wim van…

Fruitlet sizing app helps apple growers with crop estimation

Agtech companies around the globe are attempting to be first to market with pre-harvest, on-tree, fruit technology. Meanwhile, award winning fruit tech startup, Hectre, have quietly solved a big part of the problem already. Hectre, the fruit tech company originating in NZ, have developed a computer…

Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

Abu Dhabi students develop AI-powered solution for food security, reducing waste

Two students of Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) have created an algorithm that might be able to revolutionize the UAE's agriculture industry…

South African fruit exporter Delecta Fruit launches with LogisticDocuments.com

"All information about shipping available in real time for all parties"

With all the logistical challenges facing the trade, South African fruit exporter Delecta Fruit needed a central point in its IT landscape, where all the relevant information on shipments comes together. When CFO Johan Basson heard about the new web platform LogisticDocuments.com - that originated as a…

5G goes live at the port of Felixstowe

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has reached a significant milestone by becoming the largest UK port to deploy 5G technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). The Port of Felixstowe along with consortium members, Three UK, Blue Mesh Solutions and the University of Cambridge was successful in an…

Dr Anantha Peramuna: "Identifies hotspots for actionable data"

New App to trace, gauge climate impact and reduce waste of fresh produce

A new software solution based on blockchain technology to track fresh produce from farm to fork, as well as measure the climate impact with the aim to reduce food waste, is nearly ready to be rolled out across Europe and further afield. This is according to the developer and CEO of Nature Preserve, Dr…


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