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Free traceability suite offered to all growers and shippers

iTradeNetwork offers its newly-enhanced iTracefresh Traceability Suite software to over 2,000 growers and shippers, free-of-charge. The first 40 to sign up will receive an…

CargoX and RoadLaunch merge the worlds of public and private blockchains

Recently, CargoX, a public blockchain logistics document transaction platform which was built on a public blockchain, was integrated into RoadLaunch, a private blockchain-based digital freight management platform. According to the companies, this is the first publicly available integrated product in…

4G real-time logistics monitor to be launched this month

This month, Frigga will continue to expand its wireless real-time product line. Following their 2G and 3G wireless real-time products popular in the global markets, they will…

Turkey sends satellite into space to assist "Smart Agriculture"

Turkey will send a satellite to space next year to track agricultural fields and climate. The project which was announced in late August by the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, aims to start a new era for Turkish agriculture. The microsatellite called "Lagari" will observe pilot areas that…

Barn2Door raises $3.4 mln to help farmers connect with customers

Janelle Maiocco is the CEO of Barn2Door, a Seattle start-up that makes e-commerce software for farmers. The start-up just raised a $3.4 million investment round and is now…

Salad producer joins blockchain-based platform

BrightFarms announced it is incorporating blockchain technology as a member of the IBM Food Trust network. Food Trust, a blockchain-based information-sharing platform, connects supply chain data across the ecosystem. In addition to providing provenance insights, network members such as BrightFarms, say…

Software platform seeking to reduce food waste now available

Crisp, a new "Software as a Service" platform that seeks to reduce food waste while increasing profitability, announced the availability of its software for beta-testing. This…

AI helps Kenyan farmers to plan their crop cycles

European data scientists are teaming up with Kenyan farmers to use the fruits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to drive the next agricultural one. Although the Green Revolution -between 1950 and the late 1960s- produced massive increases in crop yields throughout Asia and Latin America, even today,…

Brunei: Can Agrome IQ usher the nation’s farms into the digital era?

Brunei’s gross agricultural output reached an all-time high of $436.30 million last year - unadjusted for inflation. But despite record growth, the industry’s overall contribution to national GDP remains minor at just 0.54% – the lowest in ASEAN outside Singapore. Imports still make up 53% of the…

"Booking a container will be just as easy and fast as booking a flight online"

Hamburg Süd has expanded the e-commerce offerings on its website and is now offering Instant, a digital application that makes booking containers much easier and faster.…

Jan Doorn, Kraaijeveld: "In five years, we expect we'll sell 80% of our goods online"

Kraaijeveld launches whole new online service platform

  The Dutch company, Kraaijeveld's gastronomical division is growing fast. This department has taken significant leaps in the digital area. After years of preparation, Kraaijeveld recently launched a completely new online ordering and service portal. An ordering system tailor made for clients. "It is more than just a webshop,"…

Perfection Fresh commits to quality management software

Fresh produce company Perfection Fresh is trying to link consumers more directly to their vegetables through the use of connective technology. The company has adopted a…

Organic Trade Association

OTA helps market find US organic products

It’s not easy for an organic seed dealer in Oregon to get connected with that organic grain farmer in Iowa who’s in need of organic seeds, or the organic granola maker in…

Chilean Avocado Importers Association launches digital calendar

Avocados are known for being a staple in many American households, but now avocado lovers can take their favorite ingredient with them digitally. The Chilean Avocado Importers Association (CAIA) has kicked off a digital campaign in advance of its peak US selling season. Starting September 2019, fans can…

Bluetooth temperature recorder launched at Asia Fruit Logistica

Asia Fruit Logistica brings together leading experts in the fruit and vegetable sector and other sectors. Every exhibitor and visitor will surely benefit a lot from this event. Fresh produce is extremely demanding in terms of fresh-keeping during transportation and storage, and the temperature is the key…

Migros implements TE-FOOD for blockchain based food traceability

Migros, a retailer in Switzerland, implements TE-FOOD’s blockchain based traceability system for its fresh fruits & vegetables supply chains. The project provides an…

QR codes fail to meet expectations of Vietnamese

Since early 2018, Hanoi’s consumers have been able to scan quick response (QR) codes to trace the origins of agricultural products sold at supermarkets and convenience stores. However, the impact of this change has been limited because producers find the system difficult to apply and consumers do not…

Software solution to streamline fresh and frozen fruit imports

The soft fruit company O'berries by Spica BV imports fresh and frozen fruit and focuses on the European market. The products can be delivered quickly due to the Rotterdam warehouse. To work more efficiently, O'berries has chosen Freshng, the software for the fresh market. O'berries believes that the software…

Mythronics develops autonomous AI quality control system

Smart technology to optimize quality control

The bell peppers appear one after the other in front of the lens. Almost immediately, the screen shows which meet the required standards and which do not. The more deviations photographed, the smarter this quality control system becomes; and the better it can distinguish between the different quality…

"Being duped by fake CCT5 Containers is a thing of the past"

A solution to finding ‘fake slots’ of CCT5 Containers

The Dutch company, Van Vliet Containers, has introduced a functional, affordable solution for scanning and counting CCT5 containers. At the beginning of 2019, Container Centrals introduced a new CCT5 RFID label. This was done for more than 3 million containers, including CC Pool. Before the introduction…

Italy: Retailers use Blockchain and QR Codes for traceability

Large Italian retail chains and several food manufacturers are investing in projects to monitor and trace the entire food supply chain in order to make it more transparent to customers, for example, by enabling them to identify information on the label using a smartphone. Modern consumers are quite…

Moscow authorities invest 860,000 USD

Russia: Blockchain to optimize fruit & vegetable trade

The Moscow authorities have ordered the development of a blockchain system worth $ 860,000. It should help to automate the electronic services of the city and to optimize the…

Colruyt tests automatic recognition with AI

Automatic product recognition identifies 120 types of fruit and veg at the till

Colruyt is the first Belgian supermarket to test automatic product  recognition. In a store in Kortrijk fruits and vegetables are automatically recognised at the till with the aid of artificial intelligence. In collaboration with the company Robovision a smart camera was developed and placed about a set of scales…

Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market goes online

Customer at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market can now order their fresh produce online, which would be delivered to their door. The famous 19th century marketplace is taking the opportunity to bring itself into the digital age which they say will better serve its digitally-focused consumers. online…

Melvin van der Zeyden, Yex:

“E-commerce still lags behind in fresh produce sector”

Ordering your everyday groceries from supermarkets online has been possible for a while. However, the so-called e-commerce in the fresh produce trade is still in its infancy. Melvin van der Zeyden, employed by importer Yex, saw the opportunities in e-commerce, and decided to fill that gap. “Last year, I…

Artificial intelligence helps banana growers protect the world's favorite fruit

Using artificial intelligence, scientists have created an easy-to-use tool to detect banana diseases and pests. With an average 90 percent success rate in detecting a pest or a disease, the tool can help farmers avoid millions of dollars in losses. Credit: CIAT Artificial intelligence-powered tools are…

Perfection Fresh adopts HarvestMark quality insights software

Groceries are poised to get even fresher for customers throughout Australia thanks to an innovative, quality management and assurance solution being implemented by leading…

Agri-Tech East ‘The Connected Farm’ event 15 October

Connecting Agri-Tech to boost farmer's productivity

Overcoming the challenges of disparate devices and data at Agri-Tech East’s ‘Connected Farm’ event “Farmers want machinery to do the job, they don’t really care about how the…

Salmon Arm, British Columbia

Canadian firm receives funds to develop mushroom-picking robot

A Salmon Arm company’s agriculture technology project is one of three in British Columbia receiving funding to help bring an innovative idea to reality. According to a notice…

SmartFresh expands its portfolio in Greece

The post-harvest technology SmartFresh™ received approval for a wide range of summer crops for the Greek market. Fresh produce suppliers will now have an additional tool to…


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