29th September 2022
Controlled Environment Agriculture EMEA Funding Round

Capagro Launches a 200 Million Euro Fund

Capagro announced the launch of the second fund of 200 million euros to support the growth of future leading European AgTech and FoodTech sectors.  Five years after closing the first European venture capital fund dedicated to AgTech and FoodTech, Capagro is announcing the launch of a successor fund: Capagro Agri-Food Innovation Fund II (Capagro II). […]

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EMEA Horticulture

New UK Prime Minister Faces Challenges with Growers

A new UK prime minister has been nominated to succeed Boris Johnson, Liz Truss the previous Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom. Liz Truss will have to face several challenges among which is a broken agriculture industry and a relative reluctance from growers in the country. Indeed, a […]

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Corporate EMEA

PlantLab Appoints Douwe Snel as New CFO

Douwe Snel has been appointed CFO at PlantLab, the Dutch pioneer in the area of indoor farming. Over the last eight years, Snel has filled various positions at Jumbo Supermarkets, most recently as director of franchise and real estate, and as CFO for EMTÉ Supermarkets. Credit: PlantLab PlantLab has appointed Douwe Snel as their new […]

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Corporate EMEA Partnerships

Fancy Local Produce in SAUDIA? This New MoU Enables Just that!

Image credit: Red Sea Farms Red Sea Farms and SAUDIA, the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, inked an MoU to distribute travelers locally-produced meal options both in-flight and at airport lounges. This partnership is part of a broader push from the airline to continually improve its environmental performance as well as from the global […]

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EMEA Horticulture

UK Horticulture Survey Reveals Labor Shortages

The Seasonal Labour in Horticulture Survey is a voluntary, quarterly online survey that asks farms with horticulture how many person days their farm business needed from seasonal labor, and how many they actually used each month. Seasonal labor is defined in the survey as ‘those employed full-time or part-time on a casual / as required […]

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EMEA Vertical Farming

The Role of Vertical Farming in Finland

A panel discussion on the role of vertical farming in the Finnish context was held at SuomiAreena, Finland’s largest social festival, in Pori, July 2022. Topics include: How does vertical farming fit into the food production chain now and in the future? What can we actually grow on a vertical farm and what might be […]

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Corporate EMEA

Krispr Expands Retail Reach in Dubai

KRISPR vows to bring fresh, tasty greens to people living in urban areas thanks to their aeroponic farm consistently producing greens for the past year and distributing the fresh produce to customers throughout Dubai. Since the beginning of 2022, the company partnered with six new retailers: Noon, Barakat, Geant, Franprix, Fmart & EightMarT providing greens […]

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Corporate EMEA Indoor Farming

Red Sea Farm Start Distributing Produce Across KSA

After raising successful funding rounds, partnering with universities and The Red Sea Development Company, Red Sea Farms is going to distribute its produce in over 80 supermarket locations at retailers such as Tamimi, AlRaya, and Carrefour. The KSA-based company has launched its back-to-school campaign which includes offers on all its sustainably grown produce – snack […]

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EMEA Environment Urban Farming

Kuwait Launches Sustainable City XZERO

After Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, NEOM in Saudi Arabia, and YITI in Oman, a new sustainable city is being developed in Kuwait aiming to provide a net zero carbon lifestyle for 100,000 residents. Indeed, XZERO City is a planned sustainable community, spanning 1,600 hectares in the south of Kuwait with 30,000 residential units and […]

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Corporate EMEA Partnerships

Capsum Opens its Vertical Farm Lab

iFarm has completed work on Capsum’s cutting-edge farm laboratory, a joint project announced in late 2021. Situated within the company’s existing Research & Development site at its Marseille plant, the laboratory enables Capsum’s scientists to cultivate their own high-quality ingredients for new cosmetic formulas. Using iFarm technologies for vertical farming, Capsum will grow a range […]

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