Processing & Supply Chain - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Amy Crawford for CityLab: A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops, plus a host of positive side benefits.
We asked the team at Trifecta Ecosystems to share their experience switching from a world of pen & paper to the digital world of Agrilyst & barcodes.
Typically growers want to see the seed date, variety, quantity, and maybe harvest date on a plant tag. This can all be done with barcodes.
With all the planning, planting, spraying and marketing that goes into a growing season, it’s not uncommon for something to be overlooked come harvest time.
In Singapore, a country with a population of more than 5.5 million on the main island that is just 26 miles wide and 14 miles long, there is a four-story rotating greenhouse, it produces 1 ton of greens every day. Normally, Singapore imports 93% of its produce.
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Meagan Flynn for The Atlantic: They might be an efficient way to produce food in a world with more-extreme weather—but only if growers can figure out a successful business model.
Arian Aghajanzadeh for GreenBiz: A 2015 report by McKinsey & Company stated that agriculture and hunting remain the least-digitized industries in the United States. However, farmers long have sought cost-effective tools to increase the efficiency of their fields.
Steve O'Hear for TechCrunch: Infarm has developed an “indoor vertical farming” system capable of growing anything from herbs, lettuce and other vegetables, and even fruit. It then places these modular farms in a variety of customer-facing city locations
David K. Williams for Forbes: The result: production has moved from one machine every 4-6 weeks to an average of 5 machines per month for a total of 130 worldwide and predominance in its sector, with pre-orders booked through June 2018.
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Food Logistics Hosts March 8th Webinar with Zest Labs on Blockchain, IoT and Improving the Fresh Food Supply Chain
New competitors, tighter margins, sustainability, shrink reduction and food safety concerns are among the key issues facing grocers, distributors, manufacturers and growers this year.
Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks enabled by technologies such as Sigfox, LoRa®, LTE-M and NB-IoT will connect hundreds of millions of stranded assets in the industrial, energy/utilities and smart cities sectors.
Conterra will be hosting its first producer focused webinar Monday, February 26th at 1 p.m. CST.
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