How can we produce more food and with fewer resources? Around the world, startups are working to solve this question. Forbes, along with agriculture experts, venture capitalists, and accelerators in the agriculture industry worked together to identify the top 25 ag-tech startups in the industry today.
Today, there are hundreds of agriculture tech startups around the world, and some experts say the situation reminds them of the early days of the internet: There’s a lot of activity in agriculture, but no clear winners yet – it’s hard to say who might become the Facebook or Amazon of the scene. Couple that with climate change pressures, the fact that two billion more people will live on this planet by 2050, and that just 40% of the world’s land is available to grow crops, and you have yourself a market ripe for innovation — and big money.”
Read more on forbes.com
Recently, we sat down for an interview with Jack Hetherington, the Research Program Coordinator at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Read the interview here for information on a few of his projects, and how they use mobile data collection on a variety of agriculture projects
MAKING MONEY AND DOING GOOD: IMPACT INVESTING IS CATCHING ON
According to the Global Impact Investing Network, today there is at least $114 billion worth of impact investing assets under management, compared to $50 million in 2010. Impact investing options are rapidly becoming more popular, and this article discussing who is investing in them, and where the money is going.
There is now at least $114 billion worth of impact investing assets under management, according to a survey of 209 organizations by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a group of charities, banks, foundations, insurance companies and asset managers dedicated to increasing impact investing.”
Read more on money.cnn.com
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