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  • Timber Production

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    Here’s a place to talk timber.
    Interest: Timber Production

    Looking for Reliable Suppliers for Food Products

    By SHANKAR VENKATARAMAN

    Published Aug 16, 2018

    Hello Friends, If you can export the below mentioned products, please contact me urgently. Products & Category: Fruits & Vegetables (Organic) Fish & SeaFoods Confectionery & Snacks Meat Products Olive Oil & Vinegar Gourmet Food Dairy Products Rice & Grains Spices, Herbs & Seasonings Juice, Soft Drinks and Water Honey, Sugar and Spreads Organic and Health Food Products Tea and Coffee Pasta and Noodles We want to import - 5 - 40ft FCL container per month. We need all kind certifications before we procure the products. We are looking for reliable long term suppliers who fulfill our needs. VEL IMPEX BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Email: velimpexsolutions@gmail...

    Vegetable Production

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    A group for vegetable producers to talk production and marketing.
    Interest: Specialty/Vegetable

    Mattie Hill United States, NY, Bronxville

    Business Title: Mattie Hill Farms
    Job Title: Agricultural Engineer
    About: An Agricultural Engineer, Consultant, Realtor and Investor who's interest is to contribute positively in Agriculture by improving technologies to boost food production and ensure food safety. Hit me up for further details
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    John Moody United States, KY, Irvington

    Business Title: Some Small Farm, Whole Life Services, Steader
    Job Title: CEO
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing

    3 Most Troubling Grapevine Diseases

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 11, 2018

    There are more than 30 known grape diseases. Among them, sour rot, anthrax and powdery mildew are the most common diseases. If we know more about grape diseases, we can improve grape growing environment, promote grape yield and improve economic benefits. Grape Sour RotSour rot is usually caused by the mixture of acetic acid bacteria, yeasts, fungi, Drosophila larvae and other microorganisms. It is a serious disease that can reduce grape yield by 30%-80%...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Timber Production

    Dave Mace United States, KS, Wichita

    Job Title: Marketing Writer and Content Creator
    About: I am a communicator, connector and motivator. My industry specialty is food and agriculture, and my primary business mission is to help businesses and individuals achieve their visions.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Millet, Fish, Sustainability

  • Mattie Hill United States, NY, Bronxville

    Business Title: Mattie Hill Farms
    Job Title: Agricultural Engineer
    About: An Agricultural Engineer, Consultant, Realtor and Investor who's interest is to contribute positively in Agriculture by improving technologies to boost food production and ensure food safety. Hit me up for further details
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    John Moody United States, KY, Irvington

    Business Title: Some Small Farm, Whole Life Services, Steader
    Job Title: CEO
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing

    Dave Mace United States, KS, Wichita

    Job Title: Marketing Writer and Content Creator
    About: I am a communicator, connector and motivator. My industry specialty is food and agriculture, and my primary business mission is to help businesses and individuals achieve their visions.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Millet, Fish, Sustainability

    AgFuse Administrator United States, SC, Blenheim

    Business Title: AgFuse LLC
    Job Title: Adminstrator
    About: AgFuse is a social media network created specifically to connect farmers and agriculture professionals throughout the world.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Pat Rogers United States, SC, Blenheim

    Business Title: Pat And Blake Rogers Farms
    Job Title: Owner
    About: I grow cotton, peanuts, soybeans, corn and wheat in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Timber Production

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    Here’s a place to talk timber.
    Interest: Timber Production

    Vegetable Production

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    A group for vegetable producers to talk production and marketing.
    Interest: Specialty/Vegetable

    Agribusiness Global

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    For people keen on improving the world\'s largest industry: #Agribusiness (#Food #Fiber #Biofuels) We grow you. Tweets, follows, links, likes, RTs ? endorsement
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Nationwide Farm Insurance

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    Our commitment to agriculture began in 1909, through decades of service we have earned our position as the #1 farm insurer in the country. Let our expertise help protect your future.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    Agribusiness Insurance Advisors

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    We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing competitive insurance and risk transfer solutions that protect farms, families and agribusiness companies that we serve.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing, Agribusiness, Ag Issues in Washington, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Canola, Rice, Hogs

    Farmpally Free Agropreneur Promotions

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    At Farmpally.com, we're helping farmers to keep documents of their farm activities, showcasing them and helping them to market their produce and seedlings to other farmers. This comes at NO COSTS
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Moringaseed

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    Moringa seed and leaves cures uncountable illnesses
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Rice, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Specialty, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Treely

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    We are innovators, real estate specialists, and hands on problem solvers, serving buyers & sellers of country real estate, timber, and commercial real estate in the Carolinas.
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Looking for Reliable Suppliers for Food Products

    By SHANKAR VENKATARAMAN

    Published Aug 16, 2018

    Hello Friends, If you can export the below mentioned products, please contact me urgently. Products & Category: Fruits & Vegetables (Organic) Fish & SeaFoods Confectionery & Snacks Meat Products Olive Oil & Vinegar Gourmet Food Dairy Products Rice & Grains Spices, Herbs & Seasonings Juice, Soft Drinks and Water Honey, Sugar and Spreads Organic and Health Food Products Tea and Coffee Pasta and Noodles We want to import - 5 - 40ft FCL container per month. We need all kind certifications before we procure the products. We are looking for reliable long term suppliers who fulfill our needs. VEL IMPEX BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Email: velimpexsolutions@gmail...

    3 Most Troubling Grapevine Diseases

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 11, 2018

    There are more than 30 known grape diseases. Among them, sour rot, anthrax and powdery mildew are the most common diseases. If we know more about grape diseases, we can improve grape growing environment, promote grape yield and improve economic benefits. Grape Sour RotSour rot is usually caused by the mixture of acetic acid bacteria, yeasts, fungi, Drosophila larvae and other microorganisms. It is a serious disease that can reduce grape yield by 30%-80%...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Timber Production

    Recent College Grad? Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Pursue A Career In Farming

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published Apr 17, 2018

    The U. S. agricultural industry finds itself at a precarious professional crossroads... Technology, production, sales, communication, and finance are just some of the many requirements needed for a robust, thriving farm... Department of Labor anticipates an increase in various green jobs such as food, environmental, and renewable energy careers throughout 2018, resulting in a concentrated effort in college recruiting over the next several years...

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Apr 14, 2018

    Lest you think this is some fringe movement, or premature technology with no practical application, food industry giants such as Walmart, Nestlé, Dole, and Unilever are actively developing blockchain technology applications with IBM. The result? Walmart’s VP of food safety, Frank Yiannis, stated the company was “encouraged” by the potential for reducing the timeline of investigations into food-borne illness from weeks to seconds. By selling through the blockchain, farmers living in all types of economies, from developing to post-industrial, have the opportunity to increase their sales and profit margins, while enhancing food safety... Blockchain technology could streamline harvests, and distributionAgriLedger, a mobile app run by charitable trust AgUnity, is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. AgriLedger aims to end poverty and hunger, build sustainable communities, promote health, wellness, and equality, and encourage conservation...

    How Cover Crops Affect Your Fertilizer Strategy

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 29, 2018

    But how should farmers adjust their fertilizer practices for their cash crops following cover crops? John Pike, a contract researcher and cover crop specialist for the Zea Maize Foundation and IL Sustainable Agriculture Partnership, and a former Research Agronomist at the University of Illinois at Dixon Springs Research station, says that while there are some nuances that need to be planned for, the basic principles of soil fertility and crop management are much the same... “Nitrogen is an essential food source for the biology that breaks down cover crop biomass and other crop residue, which in turn makes those nutrients available for uptake in this season’s crop,” Pike says... Make sure you are investing in the right product to fit your crop nutrition needs and not simply adding up production costs that don’t generate return to the bottom line... “If you hear about something working on someone else’s farm, especially if it’s not in your specific region, try to determine how your conditions might be different and how the same practice might work on your soils and in your production systems,” Pike explains... “Like any new technology, there is a lot to learn, and while cover cropping is not a new concept at the basic levels, maximizing the benefits of better cover crop systems is leading many farming operations to understand their production systems at a higher level, resulting in profitability and improved resource conservation...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How farmers can help eradicate world hunger – in 10 steps

    By AgTech News By Agroop

    Published Sep 21, 2018

    Worldwide, there’s enough food to feed everyone – and yet, one out of nine people suffer from chronic hunger. The data is revealed by FAO – the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization – in anticipation of World Food Day, on 16 October. An increasingly hungry world“In September 2015, 193 countries at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York adopted Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals... Why? According to FAO, the increase of violent conflicts around the world, which have contributed to forced migration, as well as droughts and other extreme weather events, “have adversely affected food supplies and income and led to increased displacement... Pursue resource-efficiencyFAO recommends that farmers manage natural resources in a sustainable and efficient manner, to guarantee their “future availability, protect the environment, and increase profits by reducing waste...

    Categories: Precision Ag

    New Agriculture in Kedah: A Move Towards MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 30, 2019

    There seems to be growing demand for housing development but state government would also want to expand agricultural area to fit the food demand and other agricultural produce... High production cost causes paddy planting to be less sustainable in the long run as farmers are unable to function independently without subsidies and assistance... Planting MD2 pineapple is a very sustainable farming compared to paddy as it quadraplexes the amount of seed to be grown elsewhere... [1] Mukhriz: Look for ways to balance agricultural and development land in Kedah | Malay Mail JERLUN, Aug 29 — Kedah government is looking for ways to balance agricultural land and development to ensure food security as its role as the rice bowl of Malaysia while also ensuring the needs of its growing population is met... [2] Mukhriz: Look for ways to balance agricultural and development land in Kedah | Malay Mail JERLUN, Aug 29 — Kedah government is looking for ways to balance agricultural land and development to ensure food security as its role as the rice bowl of Malaysia while also ensuring the needs of its growing population is met...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag, Specialty

    How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 6, 2019

    Coping with Crop Production LossSmart Farming concept first came about when the realization of production and food loss figure surges despite numerous measures applied in the crop field... This poses as a major threat to the human population as these losses would have been enough to feed one billion people! In a report by McKinsey, global food waste and loss is worth $940 billion a year, followed by carbon footprint of 4... All these adds up to a food waste of 1... Thanks to the geniuses who came out with the revolutionary smart farming concept that aims to resolve the challenges of crop and consumption loss as well as food waste... With the new technologies mentioned above, it is no doubt that smart farming is the future of agriculture industry that is circular and sustainable at the same time...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry. It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past. Technology may even be the antidote to a number of ills plaguing modern agriculture, which have led to a drastic decrease in the number of farms across the United States... Despite the fact that Joel disagreed with technology being the sole answer to on-farm challenges, he did point out its uses in marketing, complying with food supply chain regulations, and navigating “financial transactions and legalities, intricacies of liability insurance, health insurance, etc...

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018

    As we learn more about what goes on in the world beneath our feet, increased attention has been placed on soil organic matter. And for good reason. While it only makes up a small percentage of most soils, the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) says it’s the “very foundation for healthy and productive soils” — and the more organic matter there is, the better the results. Consider the following findings from SARE and the NRCS:A study of soils in Michigan demonstrated potential crop-yield increases of about 12% for every 1% organic matter... In addition to organic matter increasing, Kloot discovered that nutrient levels and pH on the five farmers’ soils were quite stable — remaining practically unchanged, despite being in full production and not having any commercial fertilizer applied, except for nitrogen to grass crops, which Kloot says was typically applied at lower rates...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    Call for applications: FAMAE Food For Good Challenge

    Develop an innovative and concrete solution from field to fork to deliver fair, sustainable & healthy food, for everybody, everywhere.

    Develop an innovative solution for any of these fields

    Production

    Soil / Biodiversity

    Vegetal

    Live stock

    Future of proteins

    Sustainable agriculture

    Urban agriculture

    Quality control

    Transformation & Logistics

    Supply chain

    Food Retail / Wholesaling

    Food Processing

    Consumption

    Hunger & Malnutrition

    Packaging

    Overconsumption

    Food waste

    Dietary

    Short food circuits

    Consumer awareness

    How many recipients will there be? If there are several recipients, each one will receive €2M or the prize will be split among recipients?

    The numbers of selected projects is not fixed in advance and will be determined on the jury’s choice, depending on the quality of the projects. It is expected disruptive projects will apply, either emerging projects or mature projects. The funding will be at least €15,000 per category and may reach nearly €2,000,000 since the Jury may decide to allocate a maximum amount of money to an exceptional project.

    Application Deadline: February 14th, 2020 at 6:00 pm, Paris time

    Illustration Photo: Mims Russell, urban farm manager for The FoodChain in Lexington, Kentucky, harvests micro greens (credits: UK College of Agriculture, Food & Environment / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Call for applications: Bits x Bites Accelerator Program for Sustainable Agritech & FoodTech Startups

    Bits x Bites is China’s first food tech accelerator VC to invest in sustainable food tech startups.

    The program is based in Shanghai, and welcomes international applicants with innovative food tech solutions for the Chinese market.

    We seek software, hardware, biotech, and CPG brand startups across the supply chain: agriculture, production, distribution & retail, learning & sharing.

    Application Deadline: Open Deadline

    Illustration Photo: Plants and vegetables cultivated in the Antarctic greenhouse EDEN-ISS (credits: DLR German Aerospace Center / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Generic (CC BY 3.0))

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    OFID Grants for Sustainable Food Production and Resilient Agriculture in Least-developed countries

    The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the global blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all – pledge to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030 under SDG 2.

    OFID works to support SDG 2 through promoting sustainable food production and more resilient agriculture across the world. At the end of 2018, OFID’s cumulative commitments to the agriculture sector stood at US$3,142.5m, or 13.7% of the organization’s total commitments.

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Illustration Photo: Climate-smart farm in Western Kenya (credits: C.Schubert / Cecilia Schubert / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Call for applications: Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture - Startups and R&D teams across the world

    Getting innovators, investors and corporates focused on the most pressing challenges in agriculture, generating inclusive livelihoods across the agri-food value-chain and adopting sustainable practices present a tremendous opportunity that you should not miss out on.

    Cultiv@te Challenges

    Urban Agriculture

    More than half of the world’s population lives in cities today. As we consider alternative sources of food and move our production system towards sustainability, we need to rethink food production in cities.

    Rainfed Agriculture

    More than 75% of the world's agriculture depends on rainfall. Climate change and its effects have had (and will have) tremendous impact on production, impacting food security and livelihoods.

    Livestock farming and Aquaculture

    Livestock farming accounts for the food security and livelihoods of almost 1.3 billion people. It is the most environmentally-damaging agriculture sub-sector, as the largest user of land and freshwater resources and significant greenhouse gas emitter. Aquaculture, with its specific challenges around fish feed and freshwater supply, accounts for nearly 50 percent of the world's food fish.

    Application Deadline: February 14, 2020 at 23:00 UTC+8

    Illustration Photo: Tomatoes cultivated in the Antarctic greenhouse EDEN-ISS (credits: DLR German Aerospace Center / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Generic (CC BY 3.0))

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    Call for applications: 2019 TFF Challenge for Socially Responsible Food and Agriculture Startups

    The TFF Challenge calls on the next generation of changemakers from all parts of the world to create breakthrough solutions for sustainable and inclusive food systems. We are looking for locally-relevant solutions that address a wide range of pressing challenges across all parts of the food value chain—from production to distribution through to consumption and waste. By signing up, you will gain access to the TFF Digital Labs and have the chance to win travel, perks and cash prizes.

    Application Deadline: 24 January 2020 at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

    Illustration Photo: Acceso removes the barriers that smallholder Salvadorian farmers typically face and connects them to high-value markets. Acceso provides training, seeds, and fertilizers to smallholder farmers to improve their yield and quality. The business then purchases farmers’ crops at competitive prices, aggregates, performs quality control, and processes the crops at local Acceso collection centers located close to the farmers. Finally, Acceso sells and delivers the crops to large buyers. (credits: Acceso Oferta Local / Business Call to Action / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    EU Call for Proposals: Diversifying revenue in rural Africa through bio-based solutions

    The selected technologies shall be integrated into one existing agri-food system without compromising food production, and without fundamentally changing established agricultural practices, provided that these are sustainable. The integrated value chain should be widely replicable, based on agricultural by-products or dedicated crops that can be incorporated through multi-cropping or intercropping practices, including agro-forestry. It shall be tested and adapted in real productive conditions, in an appropriate number of testing sites. A thorough assessment shall be performed on the agronomic, environmental, social and economic sustainability of the whole model, including gender issues and an assessment of potential risks. The project shall deliver practice guides and policy recommendations for deployment in new areas.

    Application Deadline: 22 January 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time

    Illustration Photo: A sample of biochar produced from cotton gin waste (credits: NCAT CAES / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    EU Call for Proposals: Healthy soils for healthy food production

    The proposals shall analyse soil remediation strategies and assess sustainable use of fertilizers for agricultural production including social-economic and environmental aspects. The evaluation of tools and methods for increasing the quality of soils and of food produced is included in the scope. Proposals shall also address land degradation aspects and prevention of further degradation. They shall cover the evaluation of agricultural systems (e.g. organic farming, agro-ecology, agroforestry) and their suitability to achieve a good status of soils for sustainable food production. The proposals shall build on the past projects financed under the EU-China cooperation on soil.

    Application Deadline: 22 January 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time

    Illustration Photo: Planting native warm season grasses in an agroforestry area (credits: uacescomm / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

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    Call for applications: Startups with innovative solutions in Smart Agriculture

    The 100+ Accelerator will host and provide funding to start-ups to solve challenges designed to create a more sustainable world for all.

    The 100+ Accelerator is interested in companies that have new technology or solutions for the following:
    Identification, prediction and/or prevention of plant disease and pests, as well as alerts on the changing level of disease pressure and recommended mitigation actions

    Affordable, accessible financial products (e.g. low-interest loan products, crop insurance) designed for smallholder farmers

    Easily accessible, scalable and convenient training for farmers across multiple topics – business management, sustainable farming and financial literacy

    Systems and tools that strengthen the farmers' commercial decision-making and enables alliances and information sharing among farmers

    Remote training for ag extension teams focused on providing locally relevant and up-to-date advisory services to farmers to produce quality crops sustainably

    Tools and technologies to improve harvest and post-harvest processes to improve crop quality and farmer productivity

    Crop damage prevention or mitigation during bad or erratic weather patterns

    Cost-effective precision irrigation technology for crop sprinkler or drip irrigation systems

    Environmentally friendly fertilizers (land or ocean) or fertilizer use optimization with high adoption/ low churn

    Simulation technology to speed plant breeding

    Tools and technologies to improve harvest and post-harvest processes to improve crop quality, minimize post-harvest losses and ultimately improve farmer productivity

    New technology applications for predicting & identify areas of risk before contamination in food or beverage production

    Technology for the selection and sorting of malt barley based on quality parameters to use each grain for the correct product with zero waste and improved crop acceptance rates

    Supply chain transparency for agriculture e.g. organic certification, provenance and chain assurance

    Technology that enables a system of payment for ecological services (i.e. carbon credits) to increase farmer adoption of sustainable practices

    Application Deadline: October 30, 2019

    Illustration Photo: A Tanzanian cassava farmer, left, learns to use a plant disease mobile app developed as part of the PlantVillage initiative led by Penn State researchers. IMAGE: PENN STATE

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    Call for Proposals: Plant Protein Enhancement Project

    The overarching goal of this RFA is to support innovative research necessary for improving the physico-chemical properties, yield and total plant protein for human consumption. The RFA seeks to provide knowledge and resources needed to enhance the supply chain for plant-based protein in a profitable and sustainable manner. FFAR and its co-funders are committed to supporting research on the following topics:

    1. Genomic resources and a technology toolbox for new or underutilized protein crops.
    2. Enhancing functional and nutritional properties of plant proteins for plant-based food applications.
    3. Performing market-based analyses for new or underutilized and/or production systems of proteins for plant-based food.

    Application Deadline: 9 October 2019 at 5:00 PM ET

    Illustration Photo: Peas Plants (credits: Matthew Bellemare / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

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