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Is Big Agriculture the Answer? 🤔

Dear readers,

It's that time again: we have lots of exciting news and good reads about Smart Farming, Precision Agriculture and Agriculture 4.0 for you. 

Today's top story is about the inevitable changes agriculture has to make in order to not only adapt to changing weather, but also to deliver food with a lesser impact on the climate. This leads to the question of whether "Big Agriculture" is the answer to these challenges. 

We also take a look toward the vanilla market, new technologies for pig farmers, IoT in agriculture and much more. 

We hope you enjoy today’s issue of our Smart Farming Newsletter by agrirouter.

Your DKE-Data team
Bloomberg Green: Is Big Agriculture the Answer?
Big agriculture has a bad reputation in sustainability circles. And while its economies of scale have lifted billions out of food poverty in the past century, it is one of the most-polluting industries on the planet. So is it time to reconsider how we farm, and whether yield is still king? This episode of Bloomberg Green highlights the startups pioneering new techniques – and the agricultural giants adopting them – in the race to new zero.
Bosch, BASF Smart Farming Joint Venture Gets Global Green Light
Bosch and BASF Digital Farming are launching a 50/50 joint venture to jointly market and sell smart farming technologies from a single source.
Global Smart Agriculture Market to Reach $17.1 Billion by 2026
A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) has released its report titled "Smart Agriculture - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics". The U.S. market is estimated at $3.5 billion in 2021, while China is forecast to reach $1.7 billion by 2026. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 8.3% CAGR while Rest of European market will reach US$1.9 Billion by the end of the analysis period.
Israeli smart farming co SupPlant raises US $10m
Israeli precision agriculture hardware-software solution company SupPlant has announced the completion of a US $10 million financing round. The company plans to implement 500,000 farmers in Kenya with their sensor-less technology by September this year.
Smart farming projects sought for digital innovation programme
The Irish government has launched a €500,000 programme to support rural digital initiatives, such as smart farming and connectivity projects.
Smart farming ideas for the swine industry
As the global population increases, meat consumption may increase with 73% by 2050. Therefore, pig producers will likely aim to maximise the output per animal unit and to increase animal density. Health, welfare, and productivity play a vital role. This article gives a good insight into what technologies are available and what benefits they offer.
Latin American Ag Corporations and Farmers Are Keenly Interested in Smart Farm Tech; Here’s Why
Latin America is on the verge of becoming a global agtech powerhouse enabled by digital agricultural solutions at a time when the need for sustainability in the space is at an all-time high. Learn more about why digital ag is so hot in Latin America right now.
Ensuring stable vanilla supply with smart farming: ‘Like Mother Nature, we tell the crop when to bloom and not to bloom’
The Israeli start-up Vanilla Vida is leveraging smart farming to overcome the biggest pain point for flavour houses in the natural vanilla market: an unstable supply chain. In this article, you'll learn how the startup is using smart farming to achieve better quality at a lower cost.
Harvesting Agricultural IoT's Potential
The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly progressed from a technology subject to speculation and hype, to a legitimate target of investment receiving attention from a range of industries and businesses. One area where the IoT is gaining traction is the agricultural industry. If you are interested in all things IoT, this article is for you.

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