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Agro Merchants Westland and The Grape Hub are using FreshBabel Messenger

Two Dutch companies share messages digitially

Dutch companies, Agro Merchants Westland and The Grape Hub, recently started exchanging digital messages. They do so via FreshBabel Messenger. This link ensures neither company has any more administration around the processing of deliveries, production, or the shipment of goods. f.l.t.r: Rob Oosterbaan…

Rentia Operating Group

The major cooperatives in Almeria, Spain, are committed to digitalize the sector

Applying Big Data and artificial intelligence to crop production can optimize decision making and, ultimately, substantially improve profitability thanks to the savings in the…

Guidance product for Orchard and Vineyards launched

TeeJet Technologies has launched a new guidance product specifically designed for vineyard and orchard growers. The Matrix 430FV builds upon the highly successful and proven TeeJet Matrix 430 guidance product. This easy-to-use, low cost system is designed to ensure that the operator selects the correct…

TOMRA FOOD:

How digitalisation of the supply chain will reduce global food waste

To combat the global food waste crisis, the supply chain must look towards adopting a digitalized approach. Dr Felix Flemming from TOMRA Food, has investigated why a digital transformation can help reduce food waste and loss. The scale of the global food waste problem is staggering. According to reports,…

Frigga provides real-time monitoring solutions for global supply chains

Frigga announces real-time, single-use wireless thermometers for dry ice and liquid nitrogen

Last month Frigga announced online support in 12 languages for "Frigga Track", an app that allows for real-time cold chain monitoring solutions. The app has received positive…

Fresh-key develops smart APP "Fresh-eye"

Fresh-key™ Technology is launching a smart mobile APP "Fresh-eye", to track the temperature, humidity, light and location data real-timely, simple operation and efficient coordination. As Tina Sun from Fresh-key mentioned: "Through Fresh-eye you have eyes on your fruits anytime, anywhere!"Based on the…

"You may have losses in transport because of these errors"

Fresh produce is not an easy business. You are always reliant on the weather conditions and how well the crop performs that year. Then, if you transport it to other destinations, you need to make sure this happens under the right circumstances so no crops are wasted. How to make sure nothing happens…

"New platform to provide better cold chain logistics services"

On December 15th, 2019, the official launch ceremony of the Asia Global Fresh Food Import & Export Platform 2.0 was held in Shenzhen. The entire top management of Asia Global Logistics Group (hereafter referred to as AG), including the CEO, Mr. Qiu Qunsheng,  attended the event. During Mr.Qiu’s speech, he…

Italy will start using blockchain technology for Sicilian red oranges

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has announced that it would use blockchain technology –a complex digital verification method that also facilitates the use of crypto…

New device capable of disinfecting fruit and veg and charging your cellphone

YouPin, a remarkable device capable of disinfecting fruits and vegetables while also allowing wireless charging, is now available for sale in China. The device, manufactured by the company Ningbo Youban Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., is currently being backed by crowdfunding and more than 3,900…

New real-time monitoring system:

"Post-harvest logistics needs affordable prices"

"In today's market, post-harvest logistics require cutting-edge technology at affordable prices," stated Pablo Mugica, director of Ozeano. "One of the clearest examples is the real-time cold chain monitoring, which currently is only used to monitor certain products because of how expensive it is."…

Xsense® named in Top 100 Software and Tech Providers

Food Logistics, the magazine dedicated to the global food supply chain, has named Xsense® by BT9 to its 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers. This list is a guide…

Pakistan to launch fruit & vegetable app

Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will launch an app to facilitate the people to buy fruits and vegetables online at the officially-approved rates. New service Dawn…

New Zealand fresh produce automation player breaks into UK market

Global Pac Technologies automated robotic apple packer is continuing to make strides in securing market share across the global packing market with the announcement of its…

CropX and FarmAgro form precision agriculture partnership in Central America

Agricultural analytics company CropX has partnered with Costa Rican agroforestry equipment vendor FarmAgro to provide satellite-powered precision agriculture tools to farmers…

New compliance platform for companies in fruit and vegetables launched

Customer and certifier requirements on compliance for agricultural products are increasing constantly. In order to ensure compliance with all requirements, each year…

James Mash on the launch of MarketBuy

"We're able to finance growers and buyers on our trade platform"

The online trading platform MarketBuy launched mid-November. Now, a couple of weeks after launch, the owner of the platform looks back on what went well and what still needs to be done to make the trading platform as successful as it can be. “Absolutely nerve-wrecking,” was the initial reaction of…

Frigga provides worldwide temperature tracking solutions in 12 languages

Real-time thermometer app "Frigga Track" is about to come online

Frigga presented 2G and 3G wireless, real-time thermometers during the Fruit Attraction exposition in Spain in October. The real-time thermometers sold well in the international market. Now Frigga officially have announced their new 4G wireless, real-time thermometer in response to the demand of clients…

New sourcing platform for buyers and growers in development

Since the company was launched in 2010, Daniels OFP B.V. has specialised in the daily delivery of organic vegetables to packing stations and importers in the potato, vegetable…

Digital agriculture now available thanks to Climate FieldView

On November 26th 2019, Bayer Crop Science presented digital platform Climate FieldView. It is not precision agriculture, but something more: when talking about digital agriculture, we must think about systems that are very easy to use so as to obtain data on a certain crop and make decisions to save…

Blockchain technology finds way to Australian melons

Australian watermelon traced from paddock to plate for first time

One of Queensland’s largest seedless watermelon growers, Andrew Martens of Marto Farms has unveiled the first blockchain end-to-end consumer traceability and marketing system on seedless watermelons in Australia. In partnership with specialist Australian traceability and consumer trust technology…

Microsoft launches tech project to tackle food security in South Africa

Microsoft recently launched agriculture research platform FarmBeats, aiming at making the benefits of artificial intelligence available to farmers. FarmBeats tracks soil temperature and moisture levels with the use of solar-based cloud computing models, taking the guess-work out of farming. By 2050 there…

China may soon launch virtual currency

China could launch its own digital currency within the next 6 to 12 months, according to fund manager Edith Yeung. This could become a challenge to the US dollar’s global…

Ocado uses Machine Learning to reduce food waste

Globally, food waste is a massive problem. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted globally every year. That’s believed to be enough to feed the world’s 815 million hungry people, four times over.  Now, grocery technology pioneer…

Fresh Produce Consortium

New course on artificial intelligence

The Fresh Produce Consortium is excited to announce a brand new course for members dealing with the increasingly important area of artificial intelligence in fresh produce.…

Swiss companies OpaccERP-Software and fruit specialist SA Fruits join forces

Modernization of business software for the fruit trade

SA Fruits and IT specialist Opacc both claim some similarities: They are very successful Swiss companies with many years of experience and great expertise in their field. The Swiss-developed OpaccERP software and the included update guarantee brought the two companies together in an attempt to modernize the…

Morocco’s introduction of new tariff causes crisis in Mauritania’s fruit and veg sector

A remarkable rise in the prices of vegetables and fruits in Mauritanian markets, which rely mostly on Moroccan imports, has caused resentment among Mauritanian bloggers, who…


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