AgriFood-Tech, comprises technological innovations and capabilities that change how food and other agricultural products are grown, harvested, packaged, stored, transported, processed, and sold – making the farm-to-table process more efficient, sustainable, and safe. Israel is uniquely positioned to utilize sophisticated technological solutions to address the challenges that the world farming community faces at all stages of the food supply chain. The strength of Israel’s AgriFood-Tech sector results from a variety of reasons, including government support and the lessons learned from the local shortage of natural resources, which fostered innovative methods and technologies for “growing more with less” long before it became one of the world’s pressing challenges. Over the past few years, there has been a global move towards data-enabled technology and the Internet of Things, technologies where Israel is acknowledged as a global leader. The range of Israel’s AgriFood-Tech innovation capabilities is broad and varied, including soil and plant sensors, cutting-edge swarming drones, autonomous robots, plant genetics platforms, cultured meat, alternative proteins, smart irrigation, and big data analytics software.
These briefs provide an overview of the Israeli Agritech and Foodtech ecosystems, with data on leading trends and success stories, showing how Israeli technology can solve the most pressing global food challenges of the 21st century.Start-up Nation Central Agritech Brief 357 KB PDF Start-up Nation Central Foodtech Brief 269 KB PDF
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3 Israeli Foodtech Start-Ups Chosen for Prestigious PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse Incubator Program
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3 Israeli Start-ups on Shortlist for PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse Incubator Program
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$10 M raised by Rootility, Israeli Plant-Breeding Start-Up
Agritech accelerator launched by Hebrew University TTO, Yissum
Israeli Farmers' Research Wins NY Teen $250K Grant
Frutarom to be acquired for $7.1B by US-based flavor and fragrance company IFF
Evogene Announcement: Trials Show Up To 20% Increase in Corn Yield
Israeli Startups Significantly Impacting Agriculture
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New Report: Lion's Share of Global Funding Goes to Israeli Smart Farming
$11M in Funding for Israeli Developers of Sustainable Packaging TIPA
Israeli Agritech: A Force [of Nature] to be Reckoned With
$11M Raised by Digital Farming Company Phytech
Projected Annual Export of Cannabis from Israel to be Worth $1 Billion
Merging of Food and Health
Reducing Food Waste
Overcoming the Agricultural Labor Crisis
Growing More with Less
RWA & Agro Innovation Lab
Industrial Age Farming: How Urbanization is Changing the Industry
Farm Dog’s Promise: Fewer Pests and More Food
First we take Boston, then we take Israel
Major stake of Netafim bought by chemical and petrochemical company Mexichem for $1.5B
India-Israel: Growing Challenges and AgriTech Solutions
With the growing awareness of consumers regarding the effects of food consumption on both themselves and the environmentLearn More
Throughout the various stages of the food supply chain, it is estimated that around 30% of produce is lost and wastedLearn More
The agricultural labor shortage is increasing in many parts of both the developed and developing worldLearn More
The combination of a growing global population and environmental concerns are together triggering the need to find technologies that help farmers grow more food with fewer resourcesLearn More
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