EU's Call for Proposals: Modelling international trade in agri-food products

Trade modelling has a long-standing tradition but some issues are notoriously difficult to assess and include in the existing simulation models.
Application Deadline in a month

Thailand announced incentives to Boost Investment in Food Innovations

The incentives range from 5-10 years of corporate income tax exemption depending on the type of business and the level of technological advancement. To make this industry more attractive, BOI has offered addition incentives to top up from normal package. The additional incentives such as 50% corporate income tax holiday for five years or an additional two more years of income tax holiday will also be available.

Image processing analysis of geospatial uav orthophotos for palm oil plantation monitoring

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is one of the tools that can be used to monitor palm oil plantation remotely. With the geospatial orthophotos, it is possible to identify which part of the plantation land is fertile for planted crops, means to grow perfectly.

Call for Applications: 2019 GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Accelerator in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia

The GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business.
Application Deadline in 3 hours

EU's Call for Proposals: ERANETs in agri-food

The agri-food sector needs to take more advantage of the potential of digital technologies. Relevant technologies may include Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data technologies, remote and localised sensing.
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IBM Food Trust Expands Blockchain Network to Foster a Safer, More Transparent and Efficient Global Food System

IBM announced growing adoption of its food supply chain network, IBM Food Trust. The blockchain-based cloud network offers participating retailers, suppliers, growers and food industry providers with data from across the food ecosystem to enable greater traceability, transparency and efficiency.

Call for Proposals: Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Pest and Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries

The goal of this topic is to solicit innovative tools and technologies for crop pests and disease surveillance over large geographic regions in low-income countries. We are looking for tools and approaches that have the potential to transform crop pest and disease surveillance globally, with a focus on low-income countries.
Applications are closed

International Job Vacancy: Expert in Cassava value chain

The Expert in Cassava value chain will work with our team on the development of a commercial cassava plantation and an integrated cassava processing plant (cassava starch, waste to animal feed, waste to energy).
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African Development Bank seeks partnerships to establish Staple Crop Processing Zones across Africa

The Bank’s ongoing initiatives had the objectives of growing income for farmers, stabilizing prices for staple crops, reducing losses and stimulating multiplier effects in local economies. With its Staple Crop Processing Zones and other initiatives, the Bank is demonstrating how this can be done.

The African Development Bank is leading a call to action on Africa’s agro-industrialization in the cocoa value chain

Around the world, chocolate in all shapes and sizes symbolize Easter and bring joy to millions of kids and adults alike. And the demand for chocolate will most likely continue to increase, according to experts. There is huge opportunity for Africa, the largest producer of cocoa in the world, to rake in economic value that the global market offers.
8 months ago

India's Mega Food Park to give a major boost to the food processing sector

Mega Food Parks create modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to market with strong forward and backward linkages through a cluster based approach.
9 months ago

Europe Call for Applications: EIT Food Accelerator Network 2018

Once you have applied for the EIT Food Accelerator Network, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs and experts from the agriculture and food industries.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Africa Call for Proposals: Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

Project proposals around this general theme should seek to connect research, innovation to the society at large. In particular Research projects that offer solutions and promote innovation are encouraged.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Call for Proposals: Water reuse and water desalination for agricultural and food production

The challenge is to provide end-users with new more economically feasible water treatment technologies, taking into account the main environmental, socio-economic and legal and/or institutional constraints regulating the adoption of these technologies.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Africa's Coffee Sector: Status, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth

Among the commodities for which Africa seems to possess a clear comparative advantage, coffee is a principal one. Currently, 25 African countries grow coffee.
a year ago

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

According to the report, policies that can promote inclusive growth over the next 15 years include economic diversification, expanding the linkages between the commodity sector and the national economy, adopting countercyclical expenditure policies which build commodity revenue buffers during price upswings to use them during downswings, adding value to raw commodities, and investing in social protection, health and education.
a year ago

European Commission gives new support for EU regions working together on high-tech projects

The aim of this pilot action is to help these partnerships scale up their projects in priority sectors such as big data, bioeconomy, resource efficiency, advanced manufacturing or cybersecurity.
a year ago

Real-Time Monitoring System Using Smartphone-Based Sensors and NoSQL Database for Perishable Supply Chain

Firstly, we develop a smartphone-based sensor to gather temperature, humidity, GPS, and image data. The IoT-generated sensor on the smartphone has characteristics such as a large amount of storage, an unstructured format, and continuous data generation.
a year ago

Senegal set to boost "green" Exports of Cashews and Mangoes

Mangos and cashews were ultimately selected for the project, the UNCTAD National Green Export Review of Senegal, because of their potential to provide the biggest economic, environmental and social benefits, workshop participants said.
a year ago

Lipases Industrial Applications: Focus on Food and Agroindustries

The major applications for industrial enzymes include food and beverages (dairy, bakery, fruit juices, beer, wine), detergents, biofuel productions, animal feed, and other applications such as textiles, leather, and paper processing.
a year ago

Processing, Valorization and Application of Bio-Waste Derived Compounds from Potato, Tomato, Olive and Cereals: A Review

Due to their composition with various beneficial ingredients, the waste products can be valorized by different techniques leading to economic and environmental advantages. This paper focuses on the waste generation during industrial processing of potato, tomato, cereals and olives within the European Union and reviews state-of-the-art technologies for their valorization.
a year ago

Avocado Seed Husks Could Be a Gold Mine of Medicinal and Industrial Compounds

It could very well be that avocado seed husks, which most people consider as the waste of wastes, are actually the gem of gems because the medicinal compounds within them could eventually be used to treat cancer, heart disease and other conditions.
a year ago

Cocoa production in Africa is set to take a turn for the better as AfDB begin plans to support producers

Cocoa production in Africa is set to take a turn for the better, as the African Development Bank (AfDB) begin plans to support producers of the crop on the continent.
a year ago

Investment Opportunities in India Andhra Pradesh's Food Industry

Andhra Pradesh is the 8th largest state of India by area and 10th largest in terms of population. It has the 2nd longest coastline (974 km) in India. Andhra Pradesh is the base for agricultural activities and food processing. The state is the 2nd largest producer of value-added food products and beverages.
a month ago

Model Design and Simulation of Automatic Sorting Machine using Proximity Sensor

This research designed and developed an automated sorting object of a conveyor belt. The developed automated sorting machine is able to incorporate flexibility and separate species of non-ferrous metal objects and at the same time move objects automatically to the basket as defined by the regulation of the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) with a capacitive proximity sensor to detect a value range of objects.
a year ago

Del Monte Philippines harvest Green Energy from Waste Water

The Global Water Engineering (GWE) wastewater treatment installation at the Cagayan de Oro pineapple canning plant has achieved 93 percent organic pollution (COD) removal in its anaerobic reactors, producing in the process enough green energy (methane rich biogas) to power two 1.4 MW generating electrical power generator units or gensets.
2 years ago

Agribusiness Market Growth Pushed by Nanobiology, APAC and Americas to 2020

Nanotechnology applications in global agribusiness are considered the new industrial revolution, and both developed and developing countries are investing in this technology to secure a sizeable market share.
2 years ago

Vietnam announced a list of 310 Vietnamese Prestigious Exporters for 2015

Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade has officially announced a list of 310 Vietnamese prestigious exporters for 2015, aimed at supporting local firms in promoting exports and expanding markets.
2 years ago

Developing Agro Science and Techno Park to Accelerate Technology Disemination and Promote Agribusiness in Indonesia

Indonesia has set a target to establish 100 Science and Techno Parks in all provinces of the country by 2019. As part of this national program the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has establised five units of Agro Science Park (ASP) and 16 units of Agro Techno Parks (ATP) in 2015. In 2016, additional four units of ASP and 10 units of ATP are under construction.
2 years ago

The Development of Agro-based SMEs through Technology Transfer from Government Research Institution (in Malaysia)

The key challenges faced by the Malaysian SMEs are access to financing, legal and regulatory environment, human capital development, market access, infrastructure and the development of new products through innovation and technology. This paper focuses on how innovation and technology are developed by government research institutions and transferred to agro-based SMEs in Malaysia.
3 years ago