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IDNStore digital trading platform

Indonesian Trade Minister presents digital platform to boost exports to China

Yesterday, Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi has initiated digital trading platform Indonesia Store (IDNStore). Its aim is to help Indonesian products, especially those made by…

Sennder raises $160m to accelerate digitalization of European trucking and drive expansion

Sennder, a digital road freight forwarder, today announced that it has raised $160m in Series D financing, surpassing a $1bn valuation. New investors led the round, which involved all of sennder’s existing investors who reaffirmed their confidence in the company vision and direction. Round participants…

Kuzi

Kuzi: AI-powered tool to combat locust swarms in Africa

A Kenyan-developed app makes use of satellite data, soil sensors, local weather patterns and machine learning to deliver predictions on where locusts migrate and breed. Recent reports have warned of swarms continuing their southward migration across the Horn of Africa. Last week, the UN’s Food and…

How technology helps to propel growth

The umbrella of CMI Orchards’ owners and partners are using cutting-edge technology from the orchard to packing facilities. “A big focus at CMI Orchards is to strategically…

APAL Post-harvest Seminar goes online to explore smart packhouse

APAL’s Post-harvest Seminar on Wednesday 20 January 2021 will be delivered entirely online as COVID-19 and border restrictions continue to create uncertainty for apple and pear growers across the nation. APAL Industry Services Manager Justin Smith said APAL and industry had been hopeful of returning to…

Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre

Australian tree crop severe weather app successfully tracks its first tropical cyclone in North Queensland

A new Australian tree crop weather monitoring app has been able to track its first major weather event since launching. The Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre (AARSC) at the University of New England launched its "Australian Tree Crop Map: Severe Weather App" last year, which covers the growing…

New agri-tech startup Nile: online marketplace between producers and commercial buyers

Founded in February 2020 by Louis de Kock, Eugene Roodt, and Rick Kleinhans, Nile is an agritech startup that connects vegetable and fruit producers directly with commercial…

Smart farming supply chains could decrease food wastage by 50%

In a recent study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOUN), it was discovered that approximately 1.6 billion tons of food per year are either…

Viktor Vijverberg, Freight Line Europe

“We can still deliver from A to B in the UK, thanks to digitized processes”

The first days of January were quiet on the ferries from Europe to the United Kingdom. Mainly fruit, vegetable, flowers, and plant carriers were using these connections. Viktor Vijverberg is from Freight Line Europe (FLE), a Dutch refrigerated transport company. He's confident the preparations they've…

Chinese Fresh-key IoT monitoring equipment provides an excellent escort for cherry transport!

The outbreak of Covid-19 in the period leading up to Chinese Spring Festival [25 January, 2020] made it nearly impossible to go out and buy fresh fruit or to visit friends and bring fresh fruit as a present. The most festive time of the year lost its flavor. Now that Spring Festival [12 February, 2021]…

A video shows the creation of artificial rain by Contec Srl

New irrigation system with concrete poles

For the company Contec, 2021 will be a year marked by innovation. Indeed, an innovative system for creating artificial rain is being developed and new subsidiaries will be opened. Contec started out as a manufacturer of prestressed concrete transmission poles, but in the meantime it has grown into a…

Alexander Schrijvershof (Zest) on ERP system for fruit and vegetable importers

Insider creates ERP system for fresh produce

At the beginning of 2020, Alexander Schrijvershof left the family business Schrijvershof after more than 15 years to found Zest. It is his answer to the demand for ERP systems…

Implementations for the asparagus harvesting machines by Bagioni Technology

An innovative 4.0 machine remote-controlled

Thanks to a specific control unit that detects approximately fifty parameters at once, the new green asparagus harvesting machines by Bagioni Technology can be controlled remotely, wherever they are in the world. The display screen on the machine "We have been working on this 4.0 project for a few years now,…

Harvex platform takes onion trading into the digital age

Harvex is a new trading system that has been called ‘the world first global online trading platform for fresh onions’. The onion-trading platform claims it’s bringing…

Juan José Bas, manager of Naranjasyfrutas.com:

"The pandemic has given a boost to the purchase of citrus crops on our online platform"

The trading platform naranjasyfrutas.com, launched in 2012 by agricultural engineer Juan José Bas, has recorded a notable growth in its activity in recent months thanks to the rising international demand and the greater use of technologies motivated by the pandemic. The search for crops by businesses on…

Wim de Rijder: "We'll be introducing something revolutionary in early 2021"

QEF and Famateq enter into an exclusive partnership

Two Dutch companies, QEF Electronic Innovations and Famateq, have announced an exclusive partnership. But why? "The market is ready for more compact solutions focused on the factories of the future. We're responding to that by joining forces," says Wim de Rijder, one of Famateq's directors. "We're linking…

New recorders combine three ways of communications to improve coverage

4G data monitors become mainstream in Chinese cold supply chain

Many regions have abolished 2G networks and switched to 4G networks. The coverage of 4G networks is rapidly expanding and is quickly becoming the mainstream frequency in most…

First Tapkit in the USA (Texas) helps out with local food production

With a background of more than 30 installations in Israel, South Korea, Mauritius and the Philippines, the TAPKIT hydroponic systems is now celebrating the first installation in Houston Texas. The TAPKIT is a 500 m2 hydroponic unit, which can produce 6-12 tons of leafy vegetables and fresh herbs per…

Building fresh produce brand recognition and food education through direct connections with consumers

A new online food directory linking customers with agricultural producers is seeing more at-home consumers showing an interest in learning more about where their fresh produce comes from and expanding their taste palates.  ‘Straight To The Source’ Marketing Director, Monique Emmi says the site will allow direct…

AgroFresh expands rollout of AgTech innovation with Australian fruit grower Montague

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. announced that Montague, one of Australia's largest fruit growers, will utilize FreshCloud Quality Inspection to drive a comprehensive transformation…

VillageAgro hopes to boost rural economy

Recent lockdowns have shown that local food practices are the important in preventing hunger as well as illness. Such local practices are also the driving force behind…

FreshFinder - Proof of Delivery System

Australian app set to provide increased confidence in fresh produce deliveries worldwide

A leading West Australian fresh produce company has created a proof of delivery system that it expects will be a "game-changer" by building confidence and greater transparency in the fruit and vegetable supply chain. The newly developed Australian app, ‘FreshFinder’ is set to benefit businesses worldwide…

Australian Tree Crop Map: Severe Weather App John Williams

App can warn growers of extreme weather

The University of New England's Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre (AARSC) has launched a new phone app to alert growers croppers to oncoming extreme weather events;…

"A new platform that connects producers, marketers, auxiliary industry and transport and logistics"

Launch of the Fruitobox digital marketplace

The numerous players and operators in the fruit and vegetable sector and the dynamism of this industry make having a reliable platform the concentrates the supply and provides quick and effective solutions an essential tool. According to Sebastián Cuesta, CEO of the project, this is the idea behind…

Straight to the Source launches online directory

Looking for locally sourced green garlic powder, pastured pork, small-batch craft spirits or Aussie-grown cocoa? Industry leaders are making the fine food forage even easier…

New augmented reality tool for remote assistance

Tomra Visual Assist mobilizes global expertise to provide fast and effective service support

Tomra Visual Assist is Tomra Food's new Augmented Reality tool that enables remote experts to provide specialist support to a customer or a Tomra Field Service Engineer on-site – just as if they were standing in front of the machine. It enables Tomra to solve a broader range of problems of varying…

Thodonal

E-commerce is unlocking new fresh produce markets

Since the start of the Covid pandemic, online sales have boomed. And it’s not just online alcohol sales that spiked in lockdown; health-conscious consumers were keen for fresh…

Thekaikoro

Pakistan: Tech firm offers AI tech to Middle Eastern growers

Pakistani agritech firm Industrial Vision Systems is intent on selling its Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for scanning and grading fruits and vegetables to farmers in…

App calculates precise amount of nutrients

Fertilizer Calculator helps growers calculate fertilizer

To get the right amount of fertilizer for your plants requirements and then to change them as your plant grows, and to prepare stock solutions, needs a lot of calculations. The solution is the Fertilizer Calculator, which was created as an easy and fast solution to understanding your soil and hydroponic…

Free fruit growing tool Farmable available since the start of the year

"We are thrilled to see so many diverse fruit growers on our platform"

Digitization and automation are also becoming increasingly important in the German fruit and vegetable sector. Producers are looking for ways to optimize operational processes. Farmable has set itself the task of reinventing ways for growers to collect, organize and use their data and information about…

European soft fruit shelf data viewable in real time with new Roamler Berry Monitor

European soft fruit data viewable as a whole. From now on Roamler offers this on one clear dashboard with the newly introduced Berry Monitor. The crowdsourcing platform has been providing parties in the entire fruit and vegetable chain from breeders to retailers with detailed information and photos by…

on-demand stock packaging in box quantities

"Webshop offers broader online presence serving key markets"

Macpac is no stranger to selling online through its website. For over 4 years the Stockport–based thermoformer has sold its highly successful Plantpac range on a digital platform, which is now experiencing considerable momentum in an exploding digital market. With a rapidly growing e-commerce demand the manufacturer…

OrriApp implements new functionalities

Orri Running Committee extends control of its mandarins to all links in the value chain

OrriApp, the first mobile application designed to identify plots that are exploiting protected varieties of citrus fruits without proper authorization, specifically the ORRI mandarin variety, has been renewed with new functionalities. The new app allows Orri Running Committee (ORC) associates to notify…

Researchers examined effect of mobile phone and internet access on farming

Boost smallholder phone access for better crop yields

Small-scale farmers across the globe have low access to mobile networks and internet, the kind of data-driven farming that could boost incomes, a study has found. Data-driven farming involves the use of the right data at the right time to aid better decision-making, so farmers can boost their long-term…

Precision agriculture to estimate kiwifruit production

Pre-harvest yield estimates are essential for most agricultural businesses, as they help them organize and manage logistics when it comes to transport, supplies, labor, etc. Overestimating yields could lead to higher costs, while the opposite could mean a potential waste of produce. This is only one of…

Fruit and Vegetable retailer recognised as one of Australia's leading social media voices in 2020

A Melbourne fruit and vegetable retailer has been selected as one of LinkedIn's Top 20 Australian Voices in 2020, in recognition of driving the conversation around a changing industry. David Zahlan, Director of Alexanders’ Fruit Market has amassed over 10,000 followers on his LinkedIn, in addition to…

Steirische Beerenobstgenossenschaft eGen relies on domestic ERP-solution

275 Austrian berry farmers use traceNET GO APP for optimal harvest management

Every year, Steirische Beerenobstgenossenschaft eGen. sells about 8 million kg of black and red currants, elderberries, elderflower and chokeberry. About 300 active berry…

Newton Orchards deploys DiMuto solution to strengthen brand with local farm to fork traceability story

DiMuto, a trade technology solutions platform that provides end-to-end supply chain visibility for global agri-food businesses, has partnered with Newton Orchards to commence its produce traceability and marketing solutions for Newton Orchards produce, beginning with the Pink Lady apples this season.…

Patrick Bauwens, Aucxis, Belgium

“Auctions are still the best way to determine correct reference prices”

The Belgian company, Aucxis, is active in 26 countries globally. It's known in Belgian and Dutch fresh produce sectors mainly for its auctioning systems. "Auction automation is just one of our business units," says Patrick Bauwens of Aucxis. "We also have one for our regulator. This is used for the long…

Autogrow challenges other industry players to publish APIs

Autogrow is calling for more public APIs (Application Programming Interface), giving increased access for growers to their own data, and fostering faster innovation in the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry. “To date, large industry players have not publicly published APIs’, but our argument is…

Weather monitoring to improve table grape disease management in Western Australia

High-tech weather stations are being installed on four table grape properties across Western Australia's Swan Valley, South West and Gascoyne, as part of a new project to evaluate the accuracy of commercial disease risk prediction tools. There has been a proliferation of decision support applications in…

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture funding

$4.8 million grant helps optimize apple yields with digital ag

For apple growers, controlling the number of fruits on a tree is arguably the most economically important management practice. If done right, optimal yields per tree can increase total crop values by $7,000 per acre, compared to less optimal fruit numbers per tree. A Cornell-led, multi-institution team…

Abertay University collaborates with Agrico UK Ltd

UK university aims to make 'perfect potato' using gaming tech

As part of a ground-breaking new project -involving Abertay University and a major potato seed supplier- nothing less than videogame technology will be used to help develop…

Wageningen University and Research:

'New tool gives advice on optimal storage conditions for top fruit'

Growers, depots and cold storage operators all want freshly harvested fruit to be stored in the best possible way. The best storage conditions will depend on variables such as the cultivar, when it was harvested and the storage system. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has developed a Storage Advice…

Trops and Vodafone launch a precision agriculture project in Spain

Smart mango harvesting through 5G

The Agrarian Transformation Society (SAT) Trops and Vodafone have launched a pilot project to provide mango harvesting machines with artificial intelligence so they can decide…

Laurent Klotz, Agrosta:

"We are currently developing a new colour measuring system with artificial intelligence

For more than 30 years, Agrosta has been developing innovative technologies for the fruit and vegetable sector around the world. Whether it is to determine the firmness of berries or the colour, texture and elasticity of other fruits or vegetables, Agrosta offers a wide range of products to suit every…

Morning Glory Farms - DiMuto Blockchain

The Australian vegetable grower capitalising on blockchain technology to boost business practices

A Western Australian farmer is utilising blockchain technology to help promote his business and hopefully grow markets into the future. In partnership with DiMuto, Morning Glory Farms has started using a special label and QR Code, which is placed on its Spaghetti Squash, that included details such as…

Kezzler expands traceability technology in Asia

Pengfei Zang, Kezzler’s director of presales and delivery in China, announced the expansion of its traceability technology to include high-value locally-produced watermelons…


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