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Provivi to launch pheromone crop protection products in 2020

The California start-up’s product launch will be led by its fall armyworm pheromone, which has spread from the Americas to Asia and Africa.

Future Meat secures $14m in S2G-led Series A

Chief scientist Yaakov Nahmias says the start-up’s methodology means it only takes 14 days to produce cultured chicken or beef, whether it is producing 1kg or 1 tonne of meat.

$14.5m FarmWise Series A comes amid growing robotics interest in ag

FarmWise’s autonomous robots are already being used by customers to carry out weeding and the company plans to use the Series A funds to add further farming capabilities.

Ospraie Ag Science leads $45m Series B for pesticide enhancer

A market source says Terramera’s offerings create synergies that could open the door to a future combination with Ospraie Management’s main biologicals platform, Marrone Bio Innovations.

11% of H1 Canadian VC investments go to agri: CVCA

Protectionism and increased scrutiny of foreign investment into the US encourage investors to look at Canada, as appetite for direct institutional investment also grows.

ADM Capital fund leads €60m fundraise for M2i Life Sciences

Head of venture capital at the Cibus Fund Alastair Cooper says the firm believes synthetic pheromones have the best chance of replacing traditional chemical insecticides.

Oxford Uni agtech firm nets £6.3m funding

MoA Technology is trying to discover a weedkilling approach that has a new ‘mode of action’ compared with every other chemical weedkiller on the market.

Inari raises $89m Series C for seed tech

Chief executive Ponsi Trivisvavet says her management team’s agricultural backgrounds gives the company an understanding of where it should pursue disruption in the sector.
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Agrivida seeks $20m for feed additives commercialization, research in Series F

Animal nutrition-focused company's chief executive says private equity firms are investigating opportunities to combine varied food and agtech investments.

New Sumitomo unit to hunt ag VC investments

Sumitomo's Corporate Venture and Innovation Office will also explore investments in healthcare, environment, and information and communication technology.
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