Agritech Highlights in Asia

Agritech highlights in Asia

What’s going on in Asia’s agritech industry? Here’s a compilation of 10 latest noteworthy news pieces highlighting technology in agriculture towards a more sustainable and technologically-integrated future.

  • The agency for commercialisation of nanotechnology and advanced solutions in Malaysia launches the Biomass Innovation Circular Economy Programme (BICEP). This sustainable agriculture initiative promotes the use of biomass waste materials from agricultural sources to produce advanced materials and products for industrial and consumer applications.
  • The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM4C) announces innovation sprints at United Nation’s Climate Change Conference 2022, including one led by the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) to enable smallholder farmers to achieve efficient and effective nitrogen fertiliser management. From 2022 to 2025, this sprint will steer US $90 million towards empowering small-scale producers in China, India, Laos, and Pakistan as well as other countries in Africa and Latin America.
  • Abu Dhabi-based desert tech funding platform, DANA Global, invites other women-led startups to participate in programme advancing agritech solutions to address crop optimisation, pest management, and systems efficiency among others in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wider Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region.
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